De Montfort University

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is recognised nationally and internationally as an institution of research excellence with particular strengths in areas of societal importance such as urban living, creative design and older people, among many others.

DMU marked its 25th anniversary as a university with a Gold ranking in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest standard possible, indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer.

This Gold award demonstrates the added value and extraordinary real-world impact that our attention to strong teaching and learning has on our students. In 2017 DMU was named the best university in the country for helping students find highly skilled work or further study, in a league table produced by Wonkhe from TEF metrics; they also named DMU the fifth best UK university for overall teaching excellence.

DMU has one of the country’s best-recognised community engagement programmes in #DMUlocal and has provided thousands of students with overseas experiences through #DMUglobal. DMU was named among the 150 best young universities in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine in 2017.


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The African Commission has adopted the final draft of a protocol that will protect the rights of persons living with disability. Crazymedia/Shutterstock

Disabled people in Africa get a raw deal. What’s been done to fix this

After decades of human rights abuses against Africans living with mental and other disability, the African Commission has finally drafted a protocol to the African Charter to protect their rights.

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