Our expertise and passion is helping shape a culturally and economically vibrant city region.
We're part of key organisations across the city who work together to make Sheffield and the wider region an even better place to live, work, study and play.
How an empty Sheffield factory became the ‘once in a lifetime’ Phlegm art experience
Professor Vanessa Toulmin discusses how an abandoned cutlery factory in Sheffield became the final resting place for a group of giant mythical creatures.Mausoleum of Giants>
Our research is transforming the region
We're working in partnership to drive innovation, productivity and growth across the region. Our Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District will be a centre for UK advanced manufacturing research excellence.Shaping the Sheffield City Region economy>
A university founded for the people
The University of Sheffield belongs to you. It exists today because the people of Sheffield made it happen. In 1904, all the working people of the city donated a penny to help found the University.A civic university>
City culture and vibrancy
We're working with leading arts and heritage organisations as part of Sheffield Culture Consortium to highlight the cultural assets of the city through initiatives like Our Favourite Places. We've also commissioned a series of cultural reports exploring the city's music, classical music, digital, art and beer sectorsOur Favourite Places cultural guide> Sheffield Culture Consortium> City report series> LoveSquare>
Shaping the regional economy
We're working in partnership with organisations across the region to drive innovation, productivity and growth. Our translational research centres, led by industry, are bridging the gap between industry needs and academic research in order to boost the region’s economy.Shaping the Sheffield City Region's economy > Partnering with Siemens > MD Club networking opportunities>
Enhancing health and wellbeing
We're working to enhance health and wellbeing in and around Sheffield through the longstanding relationship between Sheffield's medical teaching, the city's hospital trust and other partner organisationsImproving Health (PDF 3.5MB)> Social Accountability initiative> Partnership develops revolutionary design>
Our Public Engagement team helps academic staff across the University find creative and collaborative ways to engage the public with their research.
Raising aspirations in schools
Our outreach schemes create a close working relationship between schools, colleges and the University.
Festival of the Mind
Bringing academics together with Sheffield's cultural, creative and digital industries to showcase research in exciting, entertaining and innovative ways.