Founded in 1905, The University of Sheffield is consistently ranked among the best 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018). The University is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-led universities with 99% of research rated as internationally recognised or higher (REF 2014).
The University has a global reputation for research, influencing national, regional and international policy. Our researchers make a difference to people’s lives, whether they are developing a cure for motor neurone disease or making recommendations to improve literacy levels among children. Research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, AstraZeneca, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charities.
The University is proud to welcome 29,000 students from 140 countries. The University pioneered the #WeAreInternational campaign to support talented students and staff from all over the world to apply to study in the UK. The initiative now has the support of 160 universities, colleges and organisations worldwide.
The University has well-established partnerships with more than 400 universities and major corporations worldwide. The University’s partnership with Leeds and York Universities in the White Rose Consortium has a combined research power greater than Oxford or Cambridge.
Alumni from The University of Sheffield hold positions of responsibility and influence all over the world with six Nobel prize winners among former students and staff. Among the University’s many inspirational alumni are Dr Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, winner of Olympic Gold for Great Britain in the heptathlon.