The University of Sheffield > Research

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Research with impact

Our research is world leading

Our research has a global reputation. It influences policy, changes lives and helps us to understand the world so that we can make it better.


The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts us in the top 10 per cent of UK universities.

Research Excellence Framework
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Case studies

Putting food banks on the policy agenda

Our collaboration with the Trussell Trust is changing the nature of the national debate about the causes of food hunger and poverty in the UK.

Our impact: read case studies

Research institutes and centres

Our research specialisms

We have almost 90 research institutes and centres. They address challenges from finding a cure for motor neurone disease to building a sustainable economic recovery.

Research institutes and centres

We want passionate researchers

Join our Doctoral Academy and do a PhD at the University of Sheffield. It’s a challenge that will push you to realise your full potential.

For business

Fruitful partnerships with business

Our collaborations help bring commercial success to businesses around the world.


Together we share knowledge, facilities and industry insight to help influence cultural, social, economic and political change.

How we partner with business
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Expertise and talent

We’re proud of our staff and how they’re making a difference.

Our people

A good investment

We’ve invested £200 million in research capital in the last decade.

Developing new materials: Sir Henry Royce Institute

Nobel Prize-winning researchers

We have a history of remarkable people leading research at Sheffield, including five Nobel Prize winners.