University of Leeds
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located in the city of Leeds
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, West Yorkshire
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. Originally named The Yorkshire College, a successor to the Leeds School of Medicine
Leeds School of Medicine
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, it became part of the Victoria University
Victoria University (UK)
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alongside Owens College (which eventually became the University of Manchester
University of Manchester
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) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool
University of Liverpool
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). In 1904, a royal charter
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was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.
The University is a member of the Russell Group
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of research-intensive universities, of which the university's Vice-Chancellor Prof Michael Arthur is the current Chairman, and the N8 Group
The N8 Group consists of the eight most research-intensive universities in northern England. Rather than being a lobbying group , it is a research partnership intended to enhance collaboration between the universities in the group...
for research collaboration.