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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
No 1 for student experience

Number one for student experience

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

Why we're number one

Research power

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

Our research credentials
Molecules

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.

Royal recognition

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

Queen's Anniversary Prizes
AMRC

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.