QS World Rankings

The University of Sheffield Information School is ranked second in the world and first in Europe for library and information management.

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We are thrilled to announce that we have retained our position as 2nd in the World, and 1st in Europe, for Library and Information Management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.


This ranking reaffirms that our School is home to excellent teaching informed by our world-leading research.

These rankings reflect our outstanding reputation established over six decades, our excellent reputation among employers, the high quality of our research publications and the large number of citations our papers achieve, as well as the achievements of our students and graduates.

We strive to provide the best research and teaching environment for both our staff and students and this ranking is testament to this.

Prfoessor Val Gillet

Head of School


The School currently has around 30 members of academic staff, 12 administrative and technical staff and around 60 research staff and postgraduate research students.

Overall, the University of Sheffield has been ranked as the 13th best institution in the UK and 78th in the world.

A world top-100 university

We're a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.