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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
No 1 for student experience

Number one for student experience

We’re building something very special at Sheffield. Our students voted us No. 1 in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014–15.

Why we're number one

Our impact

Research excellence

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

Research Excellence Framework
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Our Strategic Plan

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

Nobel Prize

Amazing people

Our staff and students achieve great things.

Our five Nobel Prize winners
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Queen's Anniversary Prize

Royal recognition

We’ve been awarded six 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
Her Majesty the Queen

Leading minds in the world

Our local community

Through research, volunteering and fundraising, we’re making a difference our city.