University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Our founding motto in 1905 means “To discover the causes of things".

"We break down barriers between people and disciplines"

Today, we continue to uphold our motto whilst acknowledging new ways of acquiring, investigating, developing and applying knowledge. Predominantly we achieve this through working in close collaboration with private and public sector partners such as Rolls-Royce, Boeing, GSK, Siemens, Yorkshire Water and AstraZeneca to translate our knowledge and expertise into real world solutions to real world problems. 

We break down barriers between people and disciplines, with the result that we have scientists, engineers, social scientists, clinicians, and arts and humanities specialists, engaged in collaborative projects, pooling their talents and expertise to find novel solutions to complex and seemingly intractable real-world problems. This is a source of huge strength within the University and what makes us different. We can help you to link up with the right people to partner with. Find out more here.

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Innovation, regional economic growth, and the UK’s productivity problem

Amongst the UK’s most pressing economic problems is the profound disparities in economic performance between different regions.

A renaissance in UK manufacturing

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has grown a global reputation as a model for successful collaborative research.

University of Sheffield to enhance collaboration on IoT

This project, in collaboration with three other universities and industrial/health sector partners, will drive forward collaboration on the Internet of Things.

Magnomatics: an innovative partnership

Initially a spin-out from the University of Sheffield as a result of groundbreaking research, Magnomatics still retains strong links with the University.

University and Siemens partner to accelerate digital industrial innovation

New multi-million pound network to be established in the UK to link businesses and academia to exploit digital technology opportunities.

Why business should have a say in the future of universities

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Sheffield, announce the establishment of a new Commission on Higher Education.

Engineering the next generation

AMRC at the University of Sheffield provides advanced apprenticeship and training for companies in the advanced manufacturing sectors.

Boeing and the University of Sheffield: advancing research in aerospace technology

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, co-founded by Boeing and the University of Sheffield

Experiences from N8 Industry Innovation Forum

The N8 Industry Innovation Forum leads the industry-facing activities of a collaboration of the 8 most research-intensive universities in the North of England.

University recognised as an employability champion for grads

A partnership between Sheffield City Council and NCUB members University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University has been recognised for helping grads get into work.

ZOO Digital tames the data jungle

The potential nightmare of the complex data attached to the making of every TV programme and cinema film has been turned into a sweet dream for a young British software company.