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Research that’s changing the world

Our research has a global reputation. It influences policy, changes lives and helps us to understand the world so that we can make it better.

We're top ten for research
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Food security for millions?

We make a positive impact with our research. Our scientists are coordinating an international effort to develop a strain of rice that can resist one of the world’s most devastating crop parasites.

Our impact: read case studies

Fruitful partnerships with business

Our collaborations help bring commercial success to businesses around the world.


Together we share knowledge, facilities and industry insight to help influence cultural, social, economic and political change.

How we partner with business

We want passionate researchers

Join our Doctoral Academy and do a PhD at the University of Sheffield. It’s a challenge that will push you to realise your full potential.

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Expertise and talent

We’re proud of our staff and how they’re making a difference.

Our people

Our research specialisms

We have almost 90 research institutes and centres. They address challenges from finding a cure for motor neurone disease to building a sustainable economic recovery.

Research institutes and centres

A good investment

We’ve invested £200 million in research capital in the last decade.