A commitment to high quality, innovation and rigorous academic standards
We are dedicated to finding new ways of doing old things and bringing new perspectives to established ideas, without compromising on quality and while maintaining our high rankings (see the Facts and Figures page for details).
Read the stories which demonstrate this core value...
Discover the fascinating relationship between DNA and surnames and the impact this could have for geneaology and criminal investigations.
How computers are increasing our understanding of the past, and how in turn history is expanding our knowledge of computers.
Why technology used to explore deepest space is changing the way doctors look for tumours.
How ground-breaking heart research makes a real difference to patients every day.
Engineering and forensics combine to enhance the criminal justice system's understanding of knife crime.
Investigations into the human impact on peatlands drives governments' policies on global warming.
Discoveries about black holes, solar and stellar X-ray sources and the basic elements of existence itself.
How the rediscovery of a major piece of sociological work is providing new insights into school leavers' transition to the work place.
Techniques using microwaves to blast cells are saving the lives of liver cancer patients.
The birthplace of the academic discipline that's still reshaping our view of the place in which we live.
How Leicester physicists, chemists, geographers, biologists, geologists and mathematicians are working together to shape the UK Government's response to climate change.