University of Leicester

  • Established in 1921 (university since 1957)
  • Ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2010.
  • Consistently features amongst the top-10 universities in England for student satisfaction.
  • 3rd best in England (after Oxford and Cambridge) for the quality of lecturing staff. (THE 2011)
  • Citation levels place the university in the top 1% of universitries in the world and 6th in the UK
  • It was here that DNA Genetic Fingerprinting was invented by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys
  • Dept of Museum Studies has the greatest concentration of world class research of any department of any discipline in the UK
  • The University won the 2009/10 THE Award for Outstanding Student Support


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