At Sheffield, we make an impact
We help change the world for the better and make a positive, meaningful difference to society. That's why we're 42nd in the world and 8th in the UK for impact (THE Impact Rankings 2023).
Making our mark on the world
We're curious about the world and know our vital role in creating positive change within it.
Our ideas and expertise make a tangible difference to communities, policy, our partners and wider society.How we define and enable impact
How we're making an impact
Research that changes lives
We are pioneering new technologies, transforming health and social care, finding solutions to social and cultural challenges and addressing global issues in food, energy and climate.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Through over 80 research projects in over 30 countries, we're working with communities, researchers and partners across the world to build a sustainable, equitable future for everyone.
Bringing innovative research to market
Since 2019, we've supported our academics in founding spinout companies to bring their research findings to market, raising millions of pounds in investment and creating over 100 jobs.
Ambitious plans, made together
We strive to think globally and act locally. We're collaborating with community partners on hundreds of projects that enhance the lives of thousands of people in South Yorkshire and make our region healthier, greener, more vibrant and innovative for all.
From art to artificial intelligence and climate change to cutting-edge medicine, the Player is a unique platform showcasing Sheffield research, events and festivals through film, podcasts and digital exhibitions.
University vision for impact
Our core mission is to deliver life-enhancing research, innovation and education that not only transforms the lives of our graduates, but shapes the world we live in.
Current staff and PGRs
Find resources on pathways to impact, training and events on the Staff Hub.