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.
Innovation for the water industry
We’re working with industry partners to investigate how Britain’s ageing water infrastructure can deliver sustainable supplies.
Our P3 (Plant Production and Protection) research
Developing new materials: Sir Henry Royce Institute
Our community of genomic researchers, cutting edge data analysts and healthcare professionals are working together to improve healthcare and save lives.
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.