Our University

The University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s best universities with a global reputation as an international leader in teaching and research. Every one of our faculties is a centre of excellence and attracts some of the most talented, ambitious staff and students from all over the world.
Founded in 1905, we are a member of the Russell Group of universities, often referred to as the UK’s version of the Ivy League.  Rated as one of the world’s top 100 universities, we are a premier-league, research-led institution with over 25,000 students including over 6,500 international students from 115 countries.
Recently voted number 1 in The Times Student Experience Survey 2014-15 our list of awards and world rankings speak for themselves:

  • University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2011 for our exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance.
  • 4th in the Russell Group for student learning experience.
  • 69th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings
  • 13th in the UK in the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

We are also a founder member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a consortium of 16 research led universities in the UK, Australia, Europe and China. Our close links with industry, commerce and the professions support our record of outstanding success in attracting external research funding.