Leeds University is a large research institution located in the northern English city of Leeds. Leeds University actually has its origins in the Leeds School of Medicine, which was was founded in 1831. However, the School expanded over time and more departments and research areas and interests were added. Leeds University was granted University status in 1887, but was founded as the institution that it is today in 1904. By that time, only six other universities existed in England and Wales, making Leeds one of the earliest and best research institutions in the United Kingdom. » Read more..