Research and Innovation
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.
We have strong partnerships within the University of Leeds, including long-standing collaborations with the Institute for Transport Studies and the Centre for Global Development and a leadership role in two major initiatives: water@leeds, an interdisciplinary centre for water research; and Cities, a University-wide research theme.
in the UK for research power
Latest Research Excellence Framework
academic and research staff
working with over 90 PhD researchers to deliver high-impact research
of research activity is
‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' latest REF
The relationships between civil infrastructure, human health and the environment are at the heart of the work in the Water, Public Health and Environmental Engineering theme.More on Water, Public Health and Environmental Engineering
We're developing one of the most advanced centres in the world for high speed rail planning, design and manufacturing. It's the UK's first research centre for high speed rail and system integration.More on Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration
We bring together academics and industry to drive research-led education in cement and concrete. We develop links between experts in nano- and micro-structure, and in long-term macroscale performance.More on Neville Centre of Excellence in Cement and Concrete Engineering
Studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.