Rankings for the University of Sheffield
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.
QS World University Rankings
The University is rated 75th in world – a rise of seven places on the previous year – and 13th in the UK in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The University is ranked 104th in the world – a rise of five places on the previous year – and 13th in the UK according to the 2018 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 11th out of 250 universities in Europe in the first international ranking to measure the quality of teaching across the world, the 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.
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 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017, we were voted number one in the Russell Group and third best university nationally, with our Students' Union voted best in the UK for the ninth year in a row.
The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies
The University is ranked at number 25 in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017. We're the only university to be featured in this ranking of Britain's happiest and most motivated workforces.