Sheffield's Cultural Heritage

The University of Sheffield

Global Top 100 University established in 1897, located 



The University of Sheffield (TUOS) is a public research school. Its foundation can be traced back to three faculties: The Sheffield Medical School, founded in 1828; Firth College, in 1879; and The Sheffield Technical School, in 1884; until all three schools were combined to become The University College of Sheffield in 1897. It was given its Royal Charter and became The University of Sheffield in 1905, as one of the original Russell Group Universities.
QS World University Rankings has ranked it as one of the top 100 Universities in the world, and as of 2019, it ranked 22nd in Europe. Its alumni include 8 Nobel Laureates, some who made advances in medical and engineering fields, such as the development of penicillin. Its academic and industrial partners include engineering companies such as Rolls-Royce, Boeing and Siemens.
Famous alumni also include several heads of state, Home Secretaries, Court of Appeal judges, Booker Prize winners and Olympic gold medallists.
In the 2019-20 period, the University of Sheffield’s income exceeded £737 million, with £175 million of that from research grants alone. The expenditure for this period was only £600 million, making it no surprise that it ranks among the top ten universities in the UK for grant funding. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reported it had become number one for ‘income and investment in engineering research’ as of 2020.
The University currently extends across 430 buildings in central Sheffield, many built on scenic Victorian and modernist architecture.
TUOS comprises five faculties: Arts and Humanities, Science, Social Science, Engineering and International.
In 2019/20, it admitted around 30,000 students. It has nearly 250 student exchange partners globally, in nearly 40 countries. It is also one of the top 7 UK universities by postgraduate student enrolment.
The University of Sheffield’s Green Energy Institute, established in 2019, is one of the largest energy research centres in Europe. This institute has a focus on sustainable food, safer energy practises and quality of life improvements.
Some of The University of Sheffield research centres:
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI)
Clinical Innovation Research Office (partnership with NHS)

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