University of Sheffield is top in UK for engineering research

University of Sheffield is top in UK for engineering research

 May 28, 2019

The University of Sheffield has once again proved that it’s the place to work for women who want to forge a high-profile career in research and innovation.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has released statistics that reveal the University of Sheffield has overtaken Imperial College London to become the number one university in the UK for income and investment in engineering research.

Addressing real-world problems and driving innovation

Professor Dave Petley, Vice-President for Research and Innovation at the University of Sheffield, expressed his thanks for this impressive accolade and shared how this income will drive the University of Sheffield’s ambitions to be global leaders in research.

"This is a monumental achievement for our University and means we have overtaken Imperial College London to move into the top position. I would like to thank all colleagues for their hard work, innovation and creativity in making this possible,” said Professor Petley.

"Engineering research at our University is delivered primarily through both the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and Faculty of Engineering. Their fundamental and translational research addresses real world problems and leads to innovations that benefit a wide-range of people, improving quality of life, creating jobs and stimulating the economy,” he continues.

Becoming global leaders in engineering research

In one year, the University of Sheffield’s externally funded research expenditure was £124 million. This income is helping the University of Sheffield to drive its ambitions to be global leaders in research for the benefit of the whole institution.

"We have seen impressive outcomes from recent investment in engineering research, including three new multi-million pound research centres, which aim to boost the Sheffield City Region’s reputation as a hub for advanced engineering and industrial technologies. And in the past two years, partnerships between the AMRC and Boeing, and between the AMRC and McLaren Automotive, have led to new facilities in the Sheffield City Region,” adds Professor Petley.

"Investment in engineering research also benefits students. We have the largest group of UK undergraduate engineers in the Russell Group, almost all of whom go onto graduate-level work or graduate-level further study.

"Being number one in the UK for engineering research income and investment is an achievement we can all be proud of. Thank you again to everyone who made this possible. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do next."

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