The University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield, Firth Court

Local WUN contact

Karen Tsui (k.tsui@sheffield.ac.uk)
http://www.shef.ac.uk

Each year nearly 25,000 of the brightest students from 125 countries come to the University of Sheffield to learn alongside 1,181 of the world’s best academics at one of the UK’s leading universities. Staff and students at Sheffield are committed to helping discover and understand the causes of things - and propose solutions that have the power to transform the world we live in.

A member of the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield has a
reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines. The University of Sheffield has been named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2011 for its exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance.  In addition, the University has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes (1998, 2000, 2002, 2007), recognising the outstanding contribution by universities and colleges to the United Kingdom’s intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

One of the markers of a leading university is the quality of its alumni and Sheffield boasts five Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students. Its alumni have gone on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence all over the world, making significant contributions in their chosen fields.

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 University has well-established partnerships with a number of
universities and major corporations, both in the UK and abroad. Its
partnership with Leeds and York Universities in the White Rose
Consortium has a combined research power greater than that of either Oxford or Cambridge.

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 holds charitable status as an Exempt Charity. The
benefits include tax savings to both the University and to charitable
donors or their estates.