The University’s history stretches back to 1828, when the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded, and our University Charter was granted in 1905.
The University of Sheffield was named UK University of the Year 2011 in the Times Higher Education Awards.
The University is rated 80th in world in the 2015 QS World University Rankings.
The University is ranked 97th in the world and 15th in the UK according to the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, a rise of three and 24 places respectively. We also came in at number 40 out of 200 universities in Europe.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework confirmed our place as a world-leading university. The results demonstrated our research excellence across a range of disciplines, putting us in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities.
University of Sheffield is proud to be associated with 6 Nobel Prize Winners.
University of Sheffield is an International University with 25,000 students from 125 countries, and over 5,500 staff.
The research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.
The academic partners include leading universities around the world. International partnerships include Worldwide Universities Network (USA, Europe and China) and our partnership with Leeds and York Universities (the White Rose Consortium) has combined research power greater than that of either Oxford or Cambridge.