Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
The new REF results demonstrate our research and impact excellence across a broad range of disciplines and confirm that our research is having a significant positive impact on lives across the globe.
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The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) results in 2021 demonstrate our research and impact excellence across a broad range of disciplines.Research Excellence Framework 2021 results
Research that changes lives
Our four flagship research institutes are taking an interdisciplinary approach to the biggest challenges facing the planet.
Our researchers are making life-changing discoveries and solving problems that have a global impact.
University of Sheffield celebrates its impactful research
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results confirm our research is changing lives and shaping the world we live in.
We're producing the next generation of materials at our new state-of-the-art facility
Our Royce Discovery Centre will give UK manufacturers the expertise and facilities needed to discover new materials and more resource-efficient processes.
Lung cancer drug could improve survival rates for bladder cancer patients
Our scientists have found that a drug already used to treat lung cancer could help improve survival rates for bladder cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Our new study shows the potential to reduce reliance on non-renewable fertilisers in agriculture
Researchers at our Institute for Sustainable Food have identified an enzyme that has the potential to help reduce the consumption of phosphate chemical fertilisers in global food production.