Leeds is a culturally diverse city and has something to offer to everyone. Over the past two decades Leeds has been transformed from a heavily industrialised manufacturing centre to the leading cultural and commercial centre of the north. Leeds is internationally recognised as a major centre of learning, with a total student population of more than 200,000. The two universities are economic powerhouses, with world-class research facilities and two top business schools. Many students go on to work in the local economy, where there are excellent career opportunities.