University of Sheffield ranked one of the best universities in Europe

University of Sheffield ranked one of the best universities in Europe

 July 18, 2018

The University of Sheffield was named 11th out of 250 institutions across eight European countries in The Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings, underlying the university's reputation for outstanding teaching.

"The commitment of extraordinary teachers and colleagues"

The new rankings from The Times Higher Education are the first international ranking to measure the quality of teaching across the world. The rankings, which places the University of Sheffield joint ninth in the UK, draw on data from the European Student Survey. The survey examines a range of key issues including students’ engagement with their studies, their interaction with teachers, the quality of services at the institution and their opportunities to develop skills which help prepare them for a career after university.

The results were warmly welcomed by Vice-President for Education, Professor Wyn Morgan and President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, who said:

"I am genuinely delighted to see the commitment of extraordinary teachers and colleagues at Sheffield acknowledged in this significant international review of teaching quality in universities. This wonderful result reflects not only dedicated teaching but the way staff work with students to challenge and inspire, listening to their concerns and seeking new ways to connect what they are learning to the challenges they will face after graduation.

"Good teaching is not a product. It takes great effort on the part of teacher and student, the latest learning resources, technologies, facilities and sometimes intensive support. The results though are felt throughout the lives of our students and I am never more proud than when graduates around the world speak with pride and affection about those who taught them, challenged them and gave them the tools they took into their careers."

One of the best universities in the world

In June, The University of Sheffield was ranked as one of the best universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019, strengthening its position as a leading global university for teaching and research. The results placed the University as the 13th best institution in the UK and 75th in the world, a rise from last year’s placing of 82nd. These results position it as the number one University in Yorkshire and Humber and among the top 7.5 percent of all the universities in the QS World University Rankings.

The University of Sheffield also recently celebrated success in The Guardian University Guide 2019 after subjects from across the institution were ranked among the UK’s best for courses. Earlier in the year, the University of Sheffield Students' Union was voted top nationally for the tenth consecutive year by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

An exceptional career at an outstanding university

The Univesity of Sheffield is an outstanding place to build an exceptional career. With a recruitment process underpinned by diversity and inclusion, the university welcomes applicants for its many roles from all backgrounds. Find out more about a career with one of the best universities in the world. Search and apply for your next new role today. 


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