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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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Our plan

Turning our brave ambitions into reality starts with a plan. Watch our video and hear the VC explain more about our vision and Strategic Plan.

Our Strategic Plan 2010-2015

Research power

We make a difference. Sheffield is one of the top ten research intensive universities in the UK.

Our research credentials
Molecules

University of the Year 2011

This award recognises our global impact, how we are a truly civic university and the difference our students make.

Royal recognition

We’ve been awarded six Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our outstanding achievements.

Queen's Anniversary Prizes
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Nobel Prize winners

Our staff and students achieve great things.

Our five Nobel Prize winners
Harry Kroto

Improving the local community

Through research, volunteering and fundraising, our staff, students and partners are making a positive difference to the life and economy of our city.