The University’s international strategy is led by Professor Hai-Sui Yu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: International. He said:
“At Leeds we continue to build on our global partnerships with universities, researchers and business to provide our students with a world-class education, and to conduct research that makes a global impact.
“We have a world-class academic reputation, attracting the very best minds, and this has been recognised by our peers across the world in this year’s QS.
“The higher education community continues to be hugely challenged by the covid-19 pandemic, and we stand with our colleagues across the world in working hard to secure the best possible higher education experience for current and prospective students.”
The University is home to a global community of staff and students, with a worldwide network of over 250,000 alumni playing a valuable role in supporting Leeds.
International scholarships are available to encourage the brightest students worldwide, in addition to those available to students irrespective of their background.
The University also runs an international foundation year to help prepare undergraduate students for the demands of studying for a UK degree, and runs the Link to Leeds scheme to help international students prepare for and settle into life at the University.
The University has continued to strengthen international partnerships this year.
The visit was part of a prestigious programme, offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Global Programs, which shares experiences of building innovation driven ecosystems in more than 50 regions around the world.
The University’s joint school with Southwest Jiaotong University also continues to flourish, with the first cohort of students graduating this summer.
Further details of Leeds’ performance in the QS World Rankings 2021 is available on the QS website