University of Leicester

WORLD RANK

2012-13
196

Leicester, United Kingdom

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    46.7
  • Teaching
    33.0
  • International outlook
    83.7
  • Industry income
    34.9
  • Research
    32.5
  • Citations
    66.5

Winner of the first University Challenge television series in 1963, Leicester teaches 13,000 of its 22,000 students full-time, the balance taken up by part-time and distance-education participants. The founding body began operations in 1921, a beneficiary of a donation by textiles manufacturer Thomson Fielding Johnson to create a living memorial to the First World War fallen.