University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield (informally Sheffield University) is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It received its royal charter in 1905 as successor to the University College of Sheffield, which was established in 1897 by the merger of Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and Sheffield Technical School (1884).

The university is widely recognised as a leading research and teaching university both in the UK and in the world. The QS World University Rankings 2015-16 placed Sheffield as the 80th university worldwide and 16th in the UK. In 2011, Sheffield was named ‘University of the Year’ in the Times Higher Education awards. The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014 ranked the University of Sheffield first for student experience, social life, university facilities and accommodation, among other categories.

The university has been described by The Times as one of the powerhouses of British higher education. The University is a member of the Russell Group, the European University Association, the Worldwide Universities Network and the White Rose University Consortium.

Firth Court Quad

The QS World University Rankings 2015-16 placed Sheffield as the 80th university worldwide and 16th in the UK.

The university has won Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2007. In 2011, Sheffield was named ‘University of the Year’ in the Times Higher Education awards. The latest Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014 ranked the University of Sheffield 1st for student experience, social life, university facilities and accommodation, among other categories.

The university is also in the UK’s 9-17 bracket of universities according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s ranking of the top 500 universities worldwide. The university’s business school is one of only five Russell Group business schools to have the internationally recognised Triple Crown accreditation.

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