Leeds University Centre for Global Development

About the Centre

The Centre for Global Development (CGD) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre.

Established in 1984, the Centre draws on the expertise of more than sixty members from different schools and faculties at the University of Leeds in the field of international development.

Our aim is to promote academic excellence through generating knowledge on development issues in low income countries, and pursuing collaborative research with institutions in the developing world.

In addition to making best use of existing knowledge and interdisciplinary practice at the University of Leeds, our core staff members also teach global development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Study with us

We run undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes and modules, and also supervise postgraduate research degrees. 

Visit our teaching page to view our programmes and degrees


Our members are involved in research around many global development issues.

Visit our research page to view current research projects

Student profile

Gloria went to work on the German Development Cooperation's Energy Programme in Kampala, Uganda after completing her MSc in Sustainability (Environment and Development).

Profile of Gloria Namande

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