Links with industry

Organisations such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and the Welcome Trust, invest millions of pounds in the University because our staff are world-leaders in their fields.

Our strong links with companies like these guarantee the relevance of our degree programmes and equip our graduates for careers at the cutting edge of their chosen field.

Boeing ARMC

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing is a multi-million pound partnership conducting research to improve Boeing's products and research new forms of flight technologies.

This builds on the shared scientific excellence, expertise and technological innovation of the world's leading aerospace company and the world-class research within the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering.



Rolls-Royce plc works together with a number of universities worldwide to support and develop research in academic centres of excellence.

Rolls-Royce has established four University Technology Centres (UTCs) at Sheffield, more than any other UK university. UTCs are research centres within the Faculty of Engineering. Rolls-Royce invest in these four University of Sheffield Technology Centres, where research is conducted by both University and Rolls-Royce staff, to enhance products, improve productivity, and reduce cost-of-ownership.

Technology solutions created in these centres have been implemented world-wide.

Wellcome Trust Laboratories

We received £13.6m from this prestigious funding body to provide state-of-the-art research laboratories for medical researchers in key areas in neuroscience, infection and immunity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, bone biology, pathology and molecular genetics.

We're one of only three institutions to make a successful bid for funding. Only the University of Cambridge received more funding than Sheffield.