Research and innovation

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

90% of the Business School’s submitted research deemed as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ overall

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Sustainability, net-zero, and the green economy

Our research tackles global challenges so that businesses and individuals can adopt practices that are environmentally friendly, sustainable and carbon neutral

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An interdisciplinary academic community

The University of Leeds is committed to working across disciplines to help tackle global challenges

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Ideas in Practice

Bringing together business people, policy makers and academics to address key issues in technology and innovation, finance and the economy, international business, sustainability and inclusivity

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Research and innovation

Our research mission is to produce and disseminate world-class research, to increase knowledge, skills, understanding and impact. As a research-intensive Russell Group institution, our research power, size and diversity mean that we are able to offer interdisciplinary opportunities, both across the University and with a wealth of international partners. With over 200 academic staff in the Business School from across the globe, and a wider community across the University of Leeds, our people share a passion for excellence. 


of our research is judged as ‘world-leading’

or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Excellence Framework 2021

Ideas in Practice seminar series

A free seminar series bringing together business people, policy makers and academics.

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As a Leeds University Business School postgraduate researcher, you will contribute fully to the advancement of knowledge within the Business

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Research International Advisory Board (RIAB)

The RIAB provides external guidance and support for Leeds University Business School's research initiatives

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