The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park.
The university has established itself as a leading research-led university and has been named University of the Year of 2008 by theTimes Higher Education. The University of Leicester is also the only university ever to have won a Times Higher Education award in seven consecutive years. The university has consistently ranked among the top 15 universities in the United Kingdom by theTimes Good University Guide and The Guardian; it has a vision of becoming an established top ten UK university by 2015. The 2012 QS World University Rankings also placed Leicester 8th in the UK for research citations.