About Leeds

Leeds, anything but ordinary

Video: ‘Welcome to Leeds – Hyperlapse film’ by Thomas Edward Williamson / Facebook


The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and has been named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide. Moreover, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at Leeds has been ranked 60th in the world by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2017. We are a world top 100 university and are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

PILAS Annual Conference 2017 will benefit the University of Leeds, bringing to our city one hundred international postgraduate students and junior academics from the UK, Europe, the Americas and Asia. This conference will contribute to promote the international projection of Leeds and will strengthen the University’s leading position in the field of Latin American and Atlantic Studies.

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The University of Leeds is committed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions caused by both commuting and business travel. We encourage visitors to use public transport, bicycles and their feet as often as possible.