University of Leicester

University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Date Founded



University Road,Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7RH

Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000

Company Description

The University was founded as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921. The site for the University was donated by a local businessman, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for all local people who made sacrifices during the First World War. This is reflected in the University's motto Ut vitam habeant – 'so that they may have life'. Students were first admitted to the college in 1921, sitting examinations for external degrees awarded of the University of London. In 1927 the institution became University College, Leicester; 30 years later the college was granted its Royal Charter. This gave it the status of a University with the right to award its own degrees.

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President & Vice-Chancellor

Dean of Medicine

Head, Department of Engineering

Director of Estates & Campus Services



Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research & Enterprise

Registrar & Secretary


Professor, Genetics

Board of Directors

Director at University of Leicester

Distinguished Alumni
Alistair McGiven is now Managing Director & Head of Portfolio Management at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Charles Richard Jacobs is now Former Chairman & Senior Partner at Linklaters LLP
Andrew J. Last is now Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.
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Gamma Technologies Ltd. develops imaging systems. Its gamma cameras offer spatial resolution imaging with energy discrimination to minimize image degradation from scattered radiation. The company is headquartered in Leicester, the United Kingdom..

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TTE Systems Ltd has grown quickly from its origins as a 'spin-out' company from the internationally-recognized Embedded Systems Laboratory at the University of Leicester (UK).Its team members have many years of experience in the development of a range of complex, high-reliability embedded systems, including aerospace, automotive, medical, industrial and satellite systems, as well as high-end consumer goods.Its team is well qualified, and customers may already be familiar with some of its books on reliable embedded systems. The products and services provided by the company build on solid theoretical foundations.

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