Research Centres and Institutes

The School's research is organised around three centres.

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Our three centres stimulate research by providing a forum within which ideas can be disseminated and discussed and new projects developed. These clusters play a central role in the School's research culture and strategy.

Centre for Criminological Research (CCR) 

The Centre for Criminological Research is the focal point for criminology and criminal justice at the University of Sheffield, one of Britain's main research-led universities.

CCR website 

Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL)

Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law focuses on corporate, commercial and financial law, and combines practical and theoretical insights from a range of disciplines. SICCL members are actively involved in research and contribute to policy-making in these areas.

SICCL website 

Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL)

In an increasingly globalised world, law and legal issues often have a dimension that is not confined by national boundaries. Research in the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law focuses on the global and European aspects of legal issues, and more broadly draws on the School’s strengths in many forms of International, European and Comparative Law to consider the wider implications of current problems.

SCIEL website

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.

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