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Date originally founded 1879 (Firth College)
Date of University Charter 1905 (University of Sheffield)
Number of academic departments 50
Number of research centres and institutes 82
Number of services for industry and commerce 11
Number of students (2012-13) 24,767
Number of staff (July 2012) 6,031
Number of academic staff (July 2012) 1,209
Number of research staff (July 2012) 1,102
Number of support staff (July 2012) 3,720
University income for financial year 2011-12 £446.9 million
Percentage of research submitted to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise rated as 3* (internationally recognised) or 4* (world-leading) 93%
Popularity by number of applications to degree courses 2011-12 17th (10th among Russell group)
Percentage of FT first degree students from state schools or colleges (2010-11 PIs in HE) 86
Percentage of FT first degree students from low-participation neighbourhoods (2010-11 PIs in HE) 7.3
Percentage of FT first degree students over 21 (2010-11 PIs in HE) 6.4
Number of books and periodicals in the University library 1.3 million
Number of study places 2,664
Number of Nobel Prize Winners 5
Queen's Anniversary Prizes (recognising outstanding contributions by universities and colleges to the nation's intellectual, economic, cultural and social life) 4

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The links below take you to the About section of the website, which contains information about the University including facts and figures, history, governance and our Nobel Prize-winners.

Student population

Graduate employment

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) institutional audit

Research Assessment Exercise

Accommodation

Links with industry

Senior figures at the University - Senior Management Groups web pages

Nobel Prize Winners