QS World Rankings

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


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 2023.

We are proud to be ranked Number One in the World for Library and Information Management for the third year running. This is a real honour for all at the Information School and is a testament to the excellent teaching and world-leading research carried out in the School. 

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

Being ranked Number One in the World for Library and Information Management is a credit to the dedication of our staff in delivering inspiring teaching which prepares our students for fulfilling careers in a fast-paced and evolving field.  I want to express my gratitude to everyone across the School who has made this achievement possible”.

Professor Val Gillet

Head of School (September 2020 - September 2023)

The School currently has around 45 members of academic staff, 15 administrative and technical staff and around 65 research staff and postgraduate research students.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.