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An international reputation

Leading minds in the world

We’re a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.

How we rank
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Strategic plan

Our University. Our Future. Our Plan.

Turning our brave ambitions into reality starts with a plan. Find out what we stand for and where we want to be.

Read our strategic plan

Our impact

Research excellence

Sheffield has a global reputation for world-leading research that makes a difference.

Research Excellence Framework
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What we do

We’re a 21st-century civic university. Read more about our strengths and how we’re making a difference.

Sheffield City Region

Working with the city region

We’re working with partners to bring cultural vibrancy, improved skills and a prosperous economy to the Sheffield City Region.

Our work in the city region
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Leading minds in the world

Queen's Anniversary Prize

Royal recognition

We’ve been awarded four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, an award given to recognise the outstanding contributions to the intellectual, economic, cultural and social life of the nation.

Queen's Anniversary Prizes
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Nobel Prize

Amazing people

Our staff and students achieve great things.

Our six Nobel Prize winners

Community relations

How we’re making a difference in our city.