High speed rail engineering

Professor Peter Woodward has been announced as a new Chair in High Speed Rail Engineering at Leeds.

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High speed rail engineering

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Top 100 university for Civil and Structural Engineering – QS World University Rankings by subject 2016

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Our reputation

University of the year 2017

We have been named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide

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University of the year 2017
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The School of Civil Engineering is globally renowned for its teaching, research and engagement with industry and government. We’re one of the largest and longest established Civil Engineering schools in the UK with just over 650 students from over 70 countries studying with us.

Research and innovation

Research in the School of Civil Engineering contributes to delivering the infrastructure that we all rely on in everyday life. We have an ethos of working at the interfaces with other disciplines to tackle key societal and technical challenges, and our research has an impact at a global scale. 

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Forging powerful Chinese partnerships and celebrating alumni

Academics from the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Leeds are…

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University appoints new Chair in High Speed Rail Engineering

Professor Peter Woodward has been announced as a new Chair in High Speed Rail…

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Tests reveal major variation in flood risk models

The first ever comparison of six of the major global flood risk monitoring…

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Leeds alumnus appointed Managing Director at Mott MacDonald

Civil Engineering alumnus Mike Haigh has been appointed Managing Director at…

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The 12th annual Leeds Festival of Science will take place between 4 and 31 March 2017.

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I am delighted to invite you to the ‘Workshop: Introducing Zero-Carbon Construction Sites (WIZCS)’ which will be running on Wednesday 8 March and Thursday 23 March 2017 at Weetwood Hall Hotel, Leeds.

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Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation, will discuss the importance of engineers and scientists in parliament and public life.

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We are celebrating International Women in Engineering Day in coordination with the Women's Engineering Society

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We have an expert team within the Faculty of Engineering, which supports our academics to exchange vital knowledge and experience with industry and other organisations.

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We have a dedicated Employability Team that provide businesses with access to our talented engineering and computing students through a free end-to-end, managed recruitment service.

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We have a strong commitment to supporting women in engineering and computing and this is reflected in the number of female academics and students working and studying within the Faculty of Engineering.

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Throughout the year we organise and deliver events and activities that highlight the range of subjects and careers within the fascinating world of engineering and computing

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