Marta Soares (m.soares[at]leeds.ac.uk)
The University of Leeds is one of the largest Universities in the UK with over 32,000 full-time students, 7,500 staff and an annual turnover of €545 million. Leeds is among the top ten universities for research in the UK with 3,000 full-time researchers and an annual research income of more than €120 million, of which ~10% is from EU awards.
The University is the national leader in receipt of NERC funding for the last two years and has gained a number of interdisciplinary awards spanning the natural and social science dimensions of environmental research. The School of Earth and Environment is a large school with ~70 academic staff, ~35 support staff and ~65 Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Associates.
Within the University, the School of Earth and Environment (SEE) is an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching in earth and environmental system science and social science. The School currently has over 60 academic staff, 35 support staff and over 50 Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Associates. SEE houses both the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) and the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS). Both SRI and ICAS conduct world-class research on climate change and its impacts, from social and natural science perspectives, respectively.