The University of Sheffield (informally Sheffield University or TUOS) is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Its history traces back to the foundation of Sheffield Medical School in 1828, Firth College in 1879 and Sheffield Technical School in 1884. University College Sheffield was subsequently formed in 1897 by the amalgamation of the three institutions and gained royal charter as University of Sheffield in 1905.
Sheffield is a multi-campus university predominantly over two campus areas in close proximity: the Western Bank and the St George's. The annual income of the institution for 2018–19 was £677.2 million of which £154.8 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £657.9 million. Sheffield ranks among the top 10 of UK universities for research grant funding, and it has become number one in the UK for income and investment in engineering research according to new data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). It is one of the top 7 British universities by postgraduate student enrollment along with UCL, King's, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Oxford.
The university is one of the original red brick universities, a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the Worldwide Universities Network, the N8 Group of the eight most research intensive universities in Northern England and the White Rose University Consortium.
There are eight Nobel laureates affiliated with Sheffield and six of them are the alumni or former long-term staff of the university. They are contributors to the development of penicillin, the discovery of the citric acid cycle, the investigation of high-speed chemical reactions, the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA, the discovery of fullerene, and the development of molecular machines. Alumni also include several Head of state, Home Secretary, Court of Appeal judges, Booker Prize winner, astronaut and Olympic gold medallists.
The University is rated 93rd in the world, 16th in the UK and second in Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
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The University is ranked 117th in the world and 14th in the UK according to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
We also came in at number 45 out of 500 universities in Europe.
We're 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe in the first international ranking to measure the quality of teaching across the world, the Europe Teaching Rankings.
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