We have a strong tradition of making important contributions to all branches of mathematics. In the last Research Excellence Framework, 89% of our research was acknowledged as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, which puts us in the top 10 universities in the Russell Group for research output.

Case studies

BIOMASSSheffield-born space mission to measure the world's forests

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Richard IIIUnlocking the past and informing policy with radiocarbon dating curve

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Collaborate with us

We are a partner in several projects and our staff collaborate with universities, businesses, industry, government and other organisations to help them solve mathematical challenges.


On the following websites you can read about some of the projects we're involved in:


There are a number of teams who can help solve mathematical problems:

Independent Research Fellowships

Our programme for Independent Research Fellows is designed to establish you as a research leader in an ambitious, vibrant and supportive environment.

Long-term Fellows in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield get:

  • the offer of an academic position after their Fellowship
  • a PhD student to kick-start their research portfolio

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