25 November 2011

The University of Sheffield named University of the Year

The University of Sheffield has been named University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards.

Beating off competition from five other shortlisted universities, the University was rewarded for its many imaginative and innovative initiatives as well as exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance.

Judges said the University had “stood out as a result of a strategy based on its values and rooted in its founding principles” and praised the institution’s “determination and grit” in focusing on its local community.

The University was also shortlisted for two other categories, Widening Participation Initiative of the Year for the most imaginative and innovative outreach projects that encourage people from under represented backgrounds to enter higher education and Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers category.

Further details can be found at www.shef.ac.uk/mediacentre/2011/university-of-the-year-times-higher-education-awards.html