Research Excellence Framework
Our research is world leading
Sheffield has a global reputation for pioneering research that makes a difference around the world.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts us in the top 10 per cent of UK universities.
Arts & Humanities research
The music album, reinvented
We worked with international pop icon Björk to help create Biophilia, the first interactive music album for mobile devices.
Mission to measure the world's forests
Our BIOMASS project with the European Space Agency will revolutionise our understanding of the role of forests and carbon in the climate system.
A world top-100 university
We’re known for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.
The ethics of autonomous weapons
Our robotics expert Professor Noel Sharkey has led extensive research into autonomous weapons systems – and their threat to humanity.
Medicine, dentistry and health research
Pioneering heart study
Our groundbreaking study shows that treating heart attack patients with the drug ticagrelor could halve the risks of stents blocking with blood clots.
Social Sciences research
Olympic field of dreams
Professor Nigel Dunnett and Professor James Hitchmough, the leading exponents of perennial meadows in the UK, created the UK’s largest ever man-made wildflower meadows.
Advanced manufacturing research
We’re helping Rolls-Royce transform the production of components in some of the world’s most advanced passenger jets.
Undergraduate courses starting in September 2015
Supporting the engineers of the future
20 years of the National Fairground Archive: Marvelosa exhibition