The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with University of Leicester. There is a total of 5 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in University of Leicester is 312 with a mean value for the h-index of 62.40. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in University of Leicester is 953 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 190.60.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
The University of Leicester is a public research-intensive university in England. Committed to upholding and showcasing international excellence, the university strives and continues to conduct world-changing research work coupled with inspirational teaching. The University of Leicester is also known for being the most socially inclusive among the country’s 20 leading universities.
Established in 1921 after World War I, the university was founded to fulfill the purpose of building a living memorial for the heroes who lost their lives because of the global conflict. This is why the university adopted the motto, Ut Vitam Habeant, which is translated into English as “so that they may have life.” Aside from the purpose of remembering veterans, the university also upholds its belief that by ensuring quality education and research, it can act as a catalyst for hope and development for the future.
Granted with the Royal Charter in 1957, the University of Leicester takes pride in making significant contributions that had a positive impact on society, culture, environment, and public health. It does this by providing over 350 degree programs across three main colleges: College of Life Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, and College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. The university also runs the Leicester Medical School, one of the prestigious medical schools in the UK. Moreover, it manages several interdisciplinary research centers that tackle subjects such as climate change, space research, and advanced microscopy. Leicester’s School of Law, on the other hand, is also considered one of the country’s top law schools.
Overall, the University of Leicester is highly regarded for its quality of teaching. Since 1998, around 20 of its subject areas have obtained an ‘Excellent’ rating from the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). It also ranked high in the National Student Survey for student satisfaction for several years. In 2009, it shared the top spot with the University of Cambridge.
Aside from having a great academic reputation, the university has also gained media attention and popularity in the world of science for their discovery of genetic fingerprinting as a form of DNA profiling. This discovery was instrumental in identifying the remains of King Richard III.
In existence for about a century, the university has already produced a considerable number of notable alumni. These include Sarah Hainsworth, who was involved in analyzing the remains of Richard III. Other alumni worth noting are NASA astronaut and physicist Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Japanese royalty Princess Mako of Akishino, and the third president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga.