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Pro-Vice Chancellor: International, Professor Hai-Sui Yu, explains how Leeds is an international university.

We are an outstanding research university, carrying out world-changing research and innovation through international collaboration to maximise global impact.

We aim to provide an outstanding education to attract and excite high-quality students from diverse backgrounds, and equip them to succeed in a competitive global employment market.

Professor Hai-Sui Yu is our University's first Pro-Vice-Chancellor: International. Professor Yu is responsible for boosting Leeds’ global profile and standing, and generating research and educational opportunities with overseas partners. 

Professor Yu is a distinguished geotechnical engineer and also is a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in our Faculty of Engineering. 

His teaching and research is in the field of geomechanics and geotechnical engineering, concerned with the design of geotechnical infrastructure and the mitigation of natural disasters.

In recognition of his achievements, Professor Yu was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2011.

Professor Yu was born and grew up in China. He studied at Imperial College, London and St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Throughout his academic career, he has also worked for various periods with many leading institutions in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, Austria, and Italy. 


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