Sheffield is a leading global university. Our research in the social sciences, science, arts and humanities, engineering and medicine, changes lives for the better and advances our understanding of what it is to be human.
We work with other leading universities, governments and multinational companies to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today, from sustainable energy and food production to the global economy. Our partnerships with Boeing and Rolls-Royce set a new standard for industrial research.
An Extraordinary City
The wonderful city of Sheffield is the perfect setting for such ground-breaking collaborations. It’s world-famous for precision engineering, creative and digital industries account for almost two-fifths of the region’s jobs, and healthcare technology is another growth sector with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals being the UK’s largest NHS foundation trust. The University’s close links with the city make innovation possible.
When the University of Sheffield was founded over a century ago, the people of the city had a clear vision. They wanted a world-class university that would bring the highest standard of teaching and research to Sheffield, powering the economy, addressing social problems and transforming lives. Today, the city is home to 24,000 of the brightest students in the world with 24 per cent of them coming from outside the UK. Our graduates and former staff include five Nobel Prize winners, and Olympic gold medallist and Britain’s first female astronaut.
Our vision is clearer than ever. The University wants Sheffield to be an international centre of excellence for centuries to come, so we recruit ambitious, creative people from all over the world and nurture their talent.