The University and the city

Our expertise and passion for the city is helping make Sheffield a better place to live, work and visit.


We're working with partners and friends in Sheffield to help shape a culturally and economically vibrant city.

Redeveloping the University campus

The Campus Masterplan will help us create the best possible environment for all our students and staff and make better links with local communities and the wider city.

Transforming the campus>

A university founded for the people

The University of Sheffield belongs to you. It exists today because the people of Sheffield made it happen. In 1904, all the working people of the city donated a penny to help found the University.

The Civic University then and now>

Our research is transforming the city

We're working in partnership to drive innovation, productivity and growth across the region. Our Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District will be a centre for UK advanced manufacturing research excellence.

Shaping the Sheffield City Region economy>
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Cultural engagement

We're working with leading arts and heritage organisations as part of Sheffield Culture Consortium to highlight the cultural assets of the city through initiatives like Our Favourite Places. Castle House was home to a major exhibition at Doc/Fest 2015.

Our Favourite Places cultural guide> Sheffield Culture Consortium> Final Days exhibition>
Peace Gardens at night

The green environment

Our Department of Landscape is involved with inspiring projects to renew treasured areas of Sheffield to make them even more vibrant, accessible and green.

Love Square development> From Grey to green in the riverside district and Castlegate> Department of Landscape news>
Love Square

City vibrancy

We've commissioned a report that looks at the lively arts scene in Sheffield and how it contributes to the city’s cultural and economic vibrancy. We're also helping city centre entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground with the Re:New scheme.

A snapshot of the visual arts scene in Sheffield> First business opens in Re:New scheme> Music: a snapshot of Sheffield>
Donna Brewins, photo by Gemma Thorpe


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What is the Castlegate Festival?
What is the Castlegate Festival?
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Castlegate Festival 2015: projection on Exchange Place
Castlegate Festival 2015: projection on Exchange Place
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Old steel factory
Marcus Westbury on iterative cities: renewal and revitalisation from the bottom up
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Bruce Katz on the rise of innovation districts
Bruce Katz on the rise of innovation districts
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Nigel Knowles
Sir Nigel Knowles on the state of trust between the political class, business and the media
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