QS World Rankings

The University of Sheffield Information School is ranked Number One in the World for library and information management.

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We are thrilled to announce that we have attained the position of Number One in the World, for Library and Information Management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.


It's a real honour to be back at the Number One position in the World Rankings for Library and Information Management.

As a School, we have worked so hard to provide the best teaching and research environment for our students and colleagues, and I am thrilled to see this recognised.

The last year has been a real challenge for everybody, but we have adapted and used our knowledge of online teaching to provide the best possible experience for our students. I am proud to see us back at the top of the world rankings.

Professor 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.

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.