Entities

University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Entity Type
Location
Founding Date
1921

The University of Leicester is one of the leading research universities in the UK. It offers over 350 degree programs across three academic colleges: medicine, biological sciences and psychology, science and engineering, and arts and humanities.

Among the university’s claims to fame are the invention of genetic fingerprinting in 1984 by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and the more recent discovery of King Richard III’s mortal remains in a Leicester council car park.