University of Sheffield number one in UK for engineering research income and investment

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University of Sheffield has overtaken Imperial College London to be the top university in the UK for income and investment in engineering research, according to new data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). 

  • University of Sheffield is named number one university in UK for income and investment in engineering research.
  • New statistics released by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show Sheffield has overtaken Imperial College London for income and investment in engineering research.
  • University of Sheffield generated £124 million for engineering research in 2017-18 from a range of organisations across the world, in the UK and Sheffield City Region.

In 2017-18, the University attracted £124 million for engineering research from a range of organisations across the world, throughout the UK and from the Sheffield City Region. This includes funders such as Innovate UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, the European Commission and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as well as investment from industrial partners.

The figures further cement the University of Sheffield's position as a global leader for engineering research and teaching.

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