An International School

An International School

Our School is a vibrant international community and this is reflected across all aspects of our work, from the way we learn and teach, to the diversity of our research portfolio and the way we engage with the city and the world beyond.

In response to the needs of an increasingly global employment market and diversifying landscape of international practice, we have developed a curriculum that is culturally aware, sensitive, appropriate and ethically grounded, supported by a diverse and comprehensive international teaching network.

We are particularly dedicated to supporting incoming international students, as well as home students seeking international experience. We focus on developing the cultural agility of all our students, and actively seek to create further opportunities to expand our students’ awareness of the international context of research, study and practice.

Studion In Residence students on field trip in Italy

International teaching and research

We have strong connections with other Schools and organisations around the world and actively promote cultural exchanges within the department, across the University and with our partner institutions. Formal exchanges are supported by diverse informal collaborations that enrich the experience of studying through the facilitation of field trips, case studies and research collaborations.

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Marcus Hirst Study Abroad

Erasmus and Study Abroad

Our international teaching network includes Erasmus partnerships with a wide range of universities in the EU as well as additional partnerships with Universities further afield as part of the Study Abroad programme. These schemes help to raise cultural awareness and enable students and staff to participate in international exchanges through collaborative work or placement.

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Writing on Internationalisation

The School has a strong tradition of innovative pedagogical work with some of our staff engaging in academic writing that focuses explicitly on pedagogical issues surrounding Internationalisation. Selected texts can be found below:

CARE, L., CHILES, P. and PETRESCU, D. (2011) Live Projects abroad, building networks for internationalisation. In: “Intercultural Interaction, Engaging in Architectural Education” ed. ASD for CEBE (Centre for Education in the Built Environment).

CERULLI, C., KOSSAK, F., PETRESCU, D., and SCHNEIDER, T. (2010). Agencies of Live Projects. In: Trans-Local-Act: Cultural Practices within and across. Paris: aaa. pp.172-210.

CHILES, P. (2011) Architecture, Internationalisation and intercultural expectation. In: “Intercultural Interaction, Engaging in Architectural Education" ed. ASD for CEBE (Centre for Education in the Built Environment).

Sheffield welcomes international students

Sheffield’s universities, college, MPs and city leaders have united to send out a strong message that Sheffield is a global city which warmly welcomes students from all over the world.

A statement highlighting the city’s commitment to international students and celebrating the positive cultural and economic impact they have on Sheffield’s vibrancy was issued at the national conference of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKISA) in Sheffield (29 June - 1 July 2016).

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The EU Referendum

On Thursday 23 June 2016, the UK voted on whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union. The outcome was a decision to leave.

A University of Sheffield spokesperson said: "The University of Sheffield is carefully considering the implications of the result of the EU referendum to the University and to our staff and students. Our University is a Top 100 University globally and home to staff and students from around the world, including many from other EU nations. Scholars from these countries are central to the teaching of students and research in everything from medicine and science to engineering, social sciences and the arts and humanities."

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