University of Sheffield in top 100 QS World University Rankings

University of Sheffield in top 100 QS World University Rankings

 July 02, 2019

The University of Sheffield has been ranked within the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings, which reaffirms its position as a leading global university for teaching and research.

Changing lives and influencing policy through world-class research

The results rank the University of Sheffield 13th best in the UK, 78th in the world and top in Yorkshire and Humber.

The global ranking is the world’s most-consulted independent university evaluation and provides a definitive guide to the world’s 1,001 top universities.

The expert opinions of 94,672 academics and 44,884 employers contributed to the rankings. Over thirteen million research papers and 93 million citations were analysed to measure the impact of the research produced by the universities ranked.

Using these measures, the QS Rankings placed the University of Sheffield 10th in the UK for research impact. The University’s research aims to change lives and influence policy by meeting some of the world's most pressing challenges, from developing new treatments for life-threatening diseases to solving the problem of feeding a world of 10 billion and driving low-carbon technology.

Welcoming a diverse community of staff and students from around the world

The QS World University Rankings, which are in their 16th year, also measure academic standards, employability records, research quality, teaching capacity and internationalisation.

The University of Sheffield's highest scores came in the two internationalisation indicators: 94.1/100 for international student ratio and 87.9/100 for international faculty ratio, demonstrating the University’s diverse community.

The University of Sheffield has already received significant recognition for providing outstanding support for international students. It has shown its longstanding commitment through its award-winning global #WeAreInternational campaign, which highlights the crucial value of international students to the UK and is backed by more than 150 universities and international organisations.

University of  Sheffield International students

“We’re delighted that the University of Sheffield has received recognition for being a world-leading university," says Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield.

"Our University has been committed to research and teaching which improves lives, solves global problems and leads the way in influencing policy and I’m grateful to all those whose hard work has made this possible."

"I’m also really proud that our diverse community, which includes over 140 nationalities represented here on campus, has been recognised in the rankings. Our international students and staff play a crucial role in expanding the University's vibrant and dynamic cultural environment, and they make a huge contribution to academic life, knowledge and our economic growth as a nation. We’re committed to ensuring our city continues to make staff and students from around the world feel welcome," he adds. 

The University of Sheffield also celebrated success in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, in which 17 subjects were ranked in the top 100 in the world. The University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union also recently accepted the Whatuni Student Choice Award for Best Students’ Union, rooting the organisation firmly in the top spot.

Work for a world-ranking university

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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