Space Park Leicester receives GBP 13.75 million meteoric boost from Government
In July 2019, the University of Leicester announced that its new Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Earth Observation Research Centre (METEOR) has received nearly GBP 14 million in funding through Research England’s flagship capital investment scheme, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF).
METEOR will be a key part of Space Park Leicester, a new, world-leading research, innovation and teaching hub that is due to open in late 2020.
University of Leicester ranked 37th in the world in the THE University Impact Rankings 2019
The University of Leicester ranked 37th in the Times Higher Education’s University Rankings 2019, out of over 500 institutions from 75 countries worldwide. The ranking, which places Leicester 8th in the UK, highlights the university’s commitment to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through teaching, research and knowledge transfer.
New Vice-Chancellor welcomed to the University of Leicester
The university has welcomed Professor Nishan Canagarajah as its new President and Vice-Chancellor. Professor Canagarajah is internationally recognised for his research on signal processing and has led a number of successful international research partnerships.
Professor Canagarajah said, “I am both honoured and delighted to take up this role at the University of Leicester. The university has a strong reputation for its international research, its commitment to widening participation and its pioneering approach to teaching. I am really looking forward to joining such a vibrant, diverse and inclusive university and city and working with colleagues to make Leicester a partner of choice for students and staff, to enhance our reputation across the world and to further build our strong research and civic partnerships”.