Leicester makes top 20 for UK global health research

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) and Medsin-UK has launched the first UK University Global Health Research League Table in the Houses of Parliament - and the University of Leicester is included in the top 20 UK institutions. 

The league table ranks the UK’s 25 top-funded universities according to their commitment to global health research, using publicly-available and university-reported data.

The League Table reveals that only a few top institutions invest a substantial proportion of their research money in global health research.

Universities have been graded using criteria measuring research funding and output, including the level of investment in global health research and research in neglected diseases that affect primarily the world’s poorest, whether they share new discoveries in ways that ensure medicines reach people in developing countries at affordable prices, and how much of their research is freely available online.