Leeds Tykes will be known as Leeds Carnegie when they return to the Premiership next season.
The Tykes will be called Leeds Carnegie next season
Leeds have signed what they describe as a "ground-breaking" deal with Leeds Metropolitan University, which has taken a majority 51% stake in the club.
Carnegie is the name of the university's sports department.
Leeds director of rugby Stuart Lancaster said: "I am delighted by the announcement. This is another hugely significant step in our evolution."