Ref 2014 case studies

Examples of our world-leading research

Research Excellence Framework

Sheffield has a global reputation for pioneering research that makes a difference around the world. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts us in the top 10 per cent of UK universities.

The music album, reinvented

We worked with international pop icon Björk to help create Biophilia, the first interactive music album for mobile devices.

Reinventing the album>

Mission to measure the world's forests

Our BIOMASS project with the European Space Agency will revolutionise our understanding of the role of forests and carbon in the climate system.

BIOMASS mission>

The ethics of autonomous weapons

Our robotics expert Professor Noel Sharkey has led extensive research into autonomous weapons systems - and their threat to humanity.

Driving global policy >

Pioneering heart study

Our groundbreaking study shows that treating heart attack patients with the drug ticagrelor could halve the risks of stents blocking with blood clots.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Research>

Olympic field of dreams

Professor Nigel Dunnett and Professor James Hitchmough, the leading exponents of perennial meadows in the UK, created the UK's largest ever man-made wildflower meadows.

Social Sciences Research>

Advanced Manufacturing Research

We're helping Rolls-Royce transform the production of components in some of the world's most advanced passenger jets.

Advanced Manufacturing Research>

VIDEO: Professor Richard Jones on the impact of our research
VIDEO: We worked with Björk on her album Biophilia
VIDEO: BIOMASS - measuring the world's forest from space