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.
Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District
A catalyst for economic growth
Our research expertise is central to an ambitious plan to create the UK’s first advanced manufacturing innovation district here in Sheffield.
P3 Plant Production and Protection
Feeding 12 billion people by 2100
We’re close to solving the problem of how to feed a global population in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable way.
Our P3 (Plant Production and Protection) research
Developing new materials: Sir Henry Royce Institute
Restoring soils fit for future generations
The lessons of agricultural history and the insights of modern biotechnology could be the key to reversing the effect of soil loss on world food production.
Improving the lives of Burmese working elephants
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.
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.
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.
Expertise and talent
We’re proud of our staff and how they’re making a difference.
Nobel Prize-winning researchers
We have a history of remarkable people leading research at Sheffield, including five Nobel Prize winners.
Read our published papers
Access a selection of our research for free via the Library at White Rose Research Online.