Research centres and institutes

Crick Centre

Crick Centre

The Crick Centre, named after Professor Sir Bernard Crick, seeks to understand and promote political engagement in a manner that cultivates debate and encourages engaged citizenship around the world.

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Sheffield Institute for International Development

The Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) promotes a vision of international development as a struggle for social justice and a space for activism and engagement.

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Urban Institute

By 2050, the world's population will be more than 9 billion and around 70 per cent of those people will live in cities. The Urban Institute brings together researchers in the Faculties of Engineering and Social Sciences to reshape urban futures. 

Digital Society Network

Digital Society Network

The Digital Society Network (DSN) draws together an interdisciplinary team of academics engaged with research at the cutting-edge of society-technology interactions. 

iHuman

iHuman

iHuman brings together social sciences and humanities with psychological and biological sciences, to understand what it means to be human like never before.

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Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) brings together leading researchers, policymakers, journalists and opinion formers to develop new ways of thinking about political economy.

CIRCLE Sheffield

Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities

CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities) conducts research, evaluation and consultancy on contemporary policy, practice and theoretical issues and debates on topics in three main areas: care, labour and equalities. 

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Sheffield Methods Institute (Q-Step Centre)

By facilitating interdisciplinary programmes on substantive issues and harnessing new types of analysis and data, the Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) closes the gap between methodological research and policy.

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Migration Research at The University of Sheffield

Migration Research at The University of Sheffield is an interdisciplinary network of scholars conducting world-leading and high impact research on global migration and mobility.