University of Sheffield confirmed as one of the best in Europe

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The University of Sheffield has been ranked amongst the top 40 best universities in Europe according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16.

One of the most influential rankings for higher education institutions, Sheffield came in at number 40 out of 200 universities in Europe and number 15 in the UK.

The best universities in Europe ranking is based on the data and methodology used to compile the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-2016.

These rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

In September 2015, Sheffield climbed 24 places in the THE World University rankings to be ranked 97th internationally.

Professor Wyn Morgan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of Sheffield said: “It is great to be acknowledged by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the best universities in Europe. Our position in Europe is important to us and we believe we make a real contribution through our excellence in teaching and research.

“I also want to recognise the value of talented and hard-working students and staff from across Europe who study and work at the University of Sheffield. Our truly international community is committed to making a difference and improving lives around the world.”

Additional Information

The University of Sheffield

With almost 27,000 of the brightest students from over 140 countries, learning alongside over 1,200 of the best academics from across the globe, the University of Sheffield is one of the world’s leading universities.

A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research-led institutions, Sheffield offers world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines.

Unified by the power of discovery and understanding, staff and students at the university are committed to finding new ways to transform the world we live in.

Sheffield is the only university to feature in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2016 and was voted number one university in the UK for Student Satisfaction by Times Higher Education in 2014. In the last decade it has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the United Kingdom’s intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

Sheffield has five Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students and its alumni go on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence all over the world, making significant contributions in their chosen fields.

Global research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, AstraZeneca, Glaxo SmithKline, Siemens and Airbus, as well as many UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.


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