Our reputation for excellence attracts some of the best minds in the world. These exceptional people are drawn to Sheffield by the opportunity to work at the frontiers of knowledge, on research that has a real impact. Read their stories here.
How a world of misinformation can be challenged through philosophy
In a world of misinformation and fake news it can be challenging to discern fact from fiction. But by introducing philosophical education into the curriculum from a young age, children could be armed with the tools to do just that.
Changing the course of justice for victims and offenders
After being on the receiving end of a criminal offence you might find it uncomfortable to talk to the perpetrator. But what if you could use that opportunity to get answers and explain the impact the offence had on your life?
Freeing up patient information for research
How do we safely balance our need for privacy with the need to advance medical treatments?
Where is the dignity in justice?
When someone is arrested and detained by the police they are innocent until proven guilty. But does our police custody system treat them as such?
New fitness tracker for businesses
Managing manufacturing operations is often seen as a 'dark art', but a newly-developed fitness tracker for machines could provide the data and insights needed for businesses to succeed.
Sheffield Castle: Excavating the Past; Building the Future
Buried for over 600 years, the once lost citadel held Mary Queen of Scots for ten years and is a history we never thought we had.
How increasing the price of alcohol is saving lives and reducing crime
Heavy drinking contributes to a strain on the NHS and society as a whole. But a new minimum unit pricing policy could be a solution.
Reducing hospital admissions for suspected heart attacks
350,000 people are admitted to hospital each year suspected of having had a heart attack. Each year this results in thousands of people spending unnecessary time in hospital beds waiting to find out if they’ve suffered a cardiac event.
The deceptive hormone essential for health
Pancreatic cancer is one of the world’s most aggressive cancers. But what if the hormone that allows it to grow is the key to stopping it in its tracks?
Bees are helping design the next generation of autonomous technology
Our experts have gone back to nature to find a solution to the problem of machine learning.
Supporting students, supporting industry
Initially a spin-out company from the University of Sheffield, Magnomatics provides placements to our talented engineering students.
How researchers are challenging complex Japanese stereotypes
Researchers at the University of Sheffield are challenging Japanese stereotypes, changing the way we think about Japanese culture and our own.
Protecting social media users from harmful content
Our researchers are working with social media companies to filter harmful content and tackle important questions about their algorithms, content moderation processes and ultimately their ability to safeguard users.
Many happy returns?
Britain is the biggest online shopping nation in the developed world. But the convenience of online shopping comes at a cost to the environment and retailers, and the negative impact is growing.
The AMRC has been committed to creating centres of excellence in the advanced manufacturing sector since it was founded in 2001. Explore its evolution.
Solving the UK's number one water quality complaint
Discoloured drinking water is the UK's number one water quality complaint. It's a problem influenced by an array of biological, chemical and physical factors. For a pair of engineers finding a solution was simple...