The University of Leeds is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research, and continues to be ranked within the top 100 universities in the QS world rankings, and in the UK it has recently been named the University of the Year for its outstanding commitment to student education (The Times Higher). Leeds is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 32,000 students (over 7,000 post graduate students) from 141 countries and approximately 8,100 staff of 99 different nationalities, attached to 560 different undergraduate and 300 postgraduate degree programmes. In 2015/16 it had an annual income in excess of €752m and its annual research income exceeded €150m of which 14.3% was derived from EU awards. The Colour and Imaging research group in School of Design focuses on the imaging, measurement and appearance of colour for design and manufacturing applications. Research in this group has led directly to international standards for colour difference (CIEDE2000) and colour appearance (CIECAM02) that are widely used in the industry for quality control.
The Colour and Imaging LAB, which includes spacious (>200 m2) laboratory areas for research and teaching activities, is equipped with modern colour imaging and colour measurement equipment (including spectrophotometers, colorimeters, imaging systems) and EEG and eye-tracking equipment. It equipped to support extensive R&D activities, ranging from fundamental colour science to applied colour imaging technology, and is a vibrant research culture with about 20 researchers (including academic staff, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students) in the area of colour.