Maths, artificial intelligence, robotics and fluid dynamics were on the agenda when Universities Minister Chris Skidmore visited the University.

In the region as part of a fact-finding visit, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, was at the innovation hub, Nexus, to hear about internationally-important research and teaching undertaken at Leeds across these key areas.

During his visit yesterday he also met talented early career researchers and spoke to two of the businesses based within Nexus – Vet AI and Scaled Insights.

Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands, who welcomed the Minister along with Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, said: “We welcome the opportunity to highlight how work at Leeds is focused on solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, whilst boosting private sector R&D, jobs and economic progress in Leeds.

“Our research has great impact because our researchers work in multi-disciplinary teams, spanning engineering, science and health disciplines, large and small companies and the public sector.

“In this way, we are helping to transform human health, address the impacts of climate change, transport, engineering design and security’’

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Submitted on 17/01/2020