University of Sheffield recognised for diversity of staff and students

University of Sheffield recognised for diversity of staff and students

 March 26, 2019

The University of Sheffield has been recognised as one of the top 50 most international universities in the world by The Times Higher Education. The university has been ranked 42nd out of 1,200 leading universities worldwide for the second year running.

An outstanding international reputation

The list celebrates universities with an outstanding international reputation, which will help attract the very highest calibre of staff and students.

The University of Sheffield's ranking is based on its international student score, international staff score, international co-authorship score and international reputation metrics. Other highly-regarded institutions in the top 50 include Oxford, Cambridge and leading universities in the US and Asia.

A commitment to creating overseas partnerships

The University of Sheffield has worked hard over the last few years to foster strong overseas partnerships with the world's top universities and industry, leading to opportunities for staff and student exchange, research links and inward investment in the local economy.

The rankings show the University of Sheffield’s high number of international students and staff, its work to collaborate on research with global scholars and its strong global reputation to match. These aspects are included in the metrics that allow Times Higher Education to create the most comprehensive global university rankings in the world.

"I am delighted that the University of Sheffield has been recognised by Times Higher Education as a truly international University with a global outlook," says President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, Professor Koen Lamberts.

“It’s a real source of pride that we have over 140 nationalities represented here on campus and that our city has always made clear that staff and students from around the world are welcome. Our international students and staff play an important role in expanding the University's vibrant and dynamic cultural environment, as well as make a huge contribution to academic life, knowledge and our economic growth as a nation.”

Recognition for #WeAreInternational campaign

The University of Sheffield has already gained significant recognition for its award-winning #WeAreInternational campaign, which was created to highlight the value of international students across the UK, both from an economic, cultural and skills perspective.

The campaign is now supported by more than 100 UK universities and colleges, the British Council and the Home Office and has involved a number of key events. These have included the commissioning of a first-of-its-kind report to emphasise the huge net worth of international students, a unique selfie campaign, and two parliamentary events for the launch of videos to help talented students from across the world better understand how to apply to study at the UK’s leading universities.

The University of Sheffield is also involved in numerous research projects with international impact as well as research partnerships with leading universities around the world, such as Zhejiang University, University of Amsterdam and the University of Western Australia.

The University of Sheffield also hosts an International Faculty, CITY College, based in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, which gives undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level qualifications to students across the Mediterranean area and Balkans.

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With a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and gender equality, there are plenty of opportunities for strong candidates in a host of academic and support roles. Search and apply for exciting and challenging jobs with the University of Sheffield today.  


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