The University of Sheffield > Research

Our P3 (Plant Production and Protection) research

Our employer-sponsored volunteering research

Plant and soil illustration

Our impact

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.

Read case studies

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.

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

Expertise and talent

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

Our people

Nobel Prize-winning researchers

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

A good investment

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

Read our published papers

Access a selection of our research for free via the Library at White Rose Research Online.