Rankings

We're a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

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QS World University Rankings

The University is rated 78th in world, 13th in the UK and top in Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

QS World University Rankings - topuniversities.com


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The University is ranked 117th in the world and 14th in the UK according to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

We also came in at number 42 out of 200 universities in Europe and we're in the top 50 most international universities in the world, with a ranking of 42 out of 800 leading universities worldwide.

We're 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe in the first international ranking to measure the quality of teaching across the world, the Europe Teaching Rankings.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education best universities in Europe

Times Higher most international universities in the world

Times Higher Europe Teaching Rankings


Research Excellence Framework

The most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 confirmed our place as a world-leading university. The results demonstrated our research excellence across a range of disciplines, putting us in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities.

Research Excellence Framework 2014


A Russell Group university

The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 99 per cent of our research was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. We're top 10 in the Russell Group for research outputs.

Russell Group


Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey

In the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, we were voted top five nationally for providing the best overall student experience, with our Students' Union voted best in the UK for the tenth year in a row.

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018


The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies

The University is in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For 2018, a ranking of Britain's happiest and most motivated workforces.

Why the University of Sheffield is a remarkable place to work

Flagship institutes

Our four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.

Flagship institutes