The Southbank and other regeneration projects were the focus of a visit by a group of academics and students from New England in the USA last week. A group from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia visited Leeds as part of a week long study visit to look at the issue of “spatial inequality”. The group spent… Read More US study visit puts Leeds Southbank in focus
Leeds City Council works in close partnership with the Business Confucius Institute of the University of Leeds. The Institute is reaching out to companies across Yorkshire to join their annual networking dinner in celebration of Chinese New Year. The annual Yorkshire and Humber Chinese New Year Dinner hosted by the Business Confucius Institute at the… Read More Celebrate Chinese New Year with other Yorkshire businesses
Following our earlier post about the 50 year anniversary of the Leeds-Lille partnership, today we look into an academic partnership which has arisen from the connection between the two cities. Our guest blogger is Dr Lindsay Smales from the School of the Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. Last week saw the tenth occasion on which our undergraduate… Read More Studying urban regeneration in Lille
October 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the cities of Leeds and Lille. We have delved into the history of the link in order to tell the story of the partnership as part of our celebrations. As early as 1946 the Yorkshire-Lille Exchange Committee was organising exchanges between young people aged 14… Read More Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille
Our partner city Lille in France is currently recruiting two volunteers from its partner cities for an 8-month paid work experience in the International Relations Service of the city. The placement is about encouraging international cooperation and solidarity and will start in October or November 2018. … Read More Lille call-out for young ambassadors!
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds, Councillors Graham and Pat Latty, recently met representatives from different organisations involved in the Bambisanani partnership which co-ordinates charitable work in rural South Africa. The charity started out in life as a partnership between St Mary’s school in Menston and Mnyakanya school in northern Kwazulu Natal, involving student exchanges… Read More Leeds based Bambisanani partnership meets Lord Mayor of Leeds
A delegation of medical and healthcare professionals from Shandong province in China visited Leeds last week to look at creating new partnerships and exploring investment opportunities in the city region. The delegation was welcomed by Councillor Jane Dowson, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, and received presentations from David Moore, the Sector Manager for Healthcare and Life… Read More Chinese healthcare professionals visit Leeds City Region