About The University
The University of Sheffield is a world renowned institution noted for its high standard of research and teaching in many academic fields. The university has some 25,000 students and is home to students from over 3,700 international students from 120 countries around the world. It was named University of the Year in the 2011 Time Higher Education Awards and the university is currently ranked 13th in the United Kingdom (Sunday Times) and 66th in the world (QS World University Rankings).
The university is also in the top ten of the Russell Group, the association of leading UK research-intensive universities. 93% of the universities research is classed internationally recognized or world leading. It has produced some five Nobel Prize winners over the years with the latest being Sir Harry Kroto, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 for discovering a new form of carbon. This is not surprising as Sheffield has a excellent reputation in the areas of science and engineering, shown by the fact that the university was founded upon the basis of engineering (owing to Sheffield historic reputation in this area) and the current Vice Chancellor is a renowned physicist.
Many of the university’s academic staff are world leaders in their field. In core areas such as Politics and engineering, which the university is famous for and indeed many of our members come from, the university is a world leader.