Rankings for the University of Sheffield

A world top-100 university

We're a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments. 


QS World University Rankings

The University is rated 84th in world in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

QS World University Rankings 2016 - topuniversities.com

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The University is ranked 109th in the world and 13th in the UK according to the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. We also came in at number 42 out of 200 universities in Europe.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education best universities in Europe 2017

Research Excellence Framework

The most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 confirmed our place as a world-leading university. The results demonstrated our research excellence across a range of disciplines, putting us in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

A Russell Group university

The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

In the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017, we were voted number one in the Russell Group and third best university nationally, with our Students' Union voted best in the UK for the ninth year in a row.

Russell Group

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies

The University is ranked at number 25 in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017. We're the only university to be featured in this ranking of Britain's happiest and most motivated workforces.

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies rankings 2017

Why the University of Sheffield is a remarkable place to work

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