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  1. Professor Noel Sharkey from the University of Sheffield

    Robotics expert helps global leaders decide ‘killer robots’ policies

    One of the world’s leading robotics experts is heading to the United Nations this week to help global leaders understand the pros and cons of lethal autonomous weapons systems.

    Categorised under: Research, Engineering and International
  2. Comment: Russell Brand English A Level will be refreshing and rigorous

    Andrew Linn, Professor of History and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield, comments on proposals by exam board OCR to introduce a new English A-level featuring comedian Russell Brand's evidence to a committee of MPs on drug addiction and treatment.

    Categorised under: Comment
  3. Insigneo

    Virtual physiological human project transcends sci fi and will transform healthcare

    An Institute founded one year ago at the University of Sheffield is showcasing today (8 May 2014) the first phase of technology that will lead to the creation of a virtual human body and revolutionise global healthcare.

    Categorised under: Research, Engineering and Medicine, dentistry and health
  4. We are international

    Students’ Union and University honoured with two awards for supporting international students

    The University of Sheffield and its Students’ Union have been recognised for their work highlighting the vital importance of international students to the UK with two national awards.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements, International and Students and alumni
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    University of Sheffield architects provide solution to the housing crisis

    Architects from the University of Sheffield will put forward their solution to the current housing crisis at a cross-parliamentary event later this month (13 May 2014).

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Events
  6. A computer generated image of a futuristic smart city

    University experts help create first mobile-connected smart city ranking

    A global initiative to encourage the world’s leading cities to become ‘smart’ has received a significant boost from information specialists at the University of Sheffield, who have helped develop the first global smart city ranking.

    Categorised under: Research, International and Social science
  7. Professor David Beerling, Professor Steven Armes and Professor Tom Bridgeland

    Trio of University professors ranked among science greats

    Three professors from the University of Sheffield have achieved one of the greatest accolades in science by being elected Fellows of the Royal Society.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Science
  8. Benjamin Zephaniah

    Stellar line up at festival celebrating the written and spoken word

    World-leading writers and word artists will perform at the University of Sheffield at this year’s Lyric festival.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Events
  9. Artist impression of The Diamond

    University's new £81 million building is a real diamond

    The University of Sheffield today (2 May 2014) revealed the name of its new £81 million state-of-the-art building at the heart of the campus – The Diamond.

    Categorised under: Events, Engineering and Students and alumni
  10. DNA

    The DNA sat nav: find your ancestor's home from 1,000 years ago

    Tracing where your DNA was formed over 1,000 years ago is now possible due to a revolutionary technique developed by a team of international scientists led by experts from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research, Medicine, dentistry and health, International and Science
  11. A field of crops

    Research finds a new way to protect crops from pests and disease

    A team of international researchers has uncovered a mechanism by which plants are able to better defend themselves against disease-causing pathogens.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  12. A woman working on an urban allotment

    Allotments could be key to sustainable farming, study finds

    An increase in urban allotments could help us meet the rising demand for food throughout the world, without damaging the Earth’s soils, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  13. Technician

    £400k scheme to address skills shortage will show being a technician is a ‘career for life’

    The University of Sheffield is leading a £400,000 scheme to tackle a blackhole in universities’ technical expertise and train the workforce needed to ensure the country is at the forefront of international research and development.

    Categorised under: Teaching and Science
  14. Duchess of Cambridge

    Fashion and utility retailers join forces to debate sustainable shopping

    Fashion and utility retailers met for the first time last week as part of a unique collaboration to debate how best to encourage customers to shop in a sustainable way.

    Categorised under: Events and Science
  15. Parliament

    University shortlisted for trio of awards recognising support for international students

    A pioneering campaign led by the University of Sheffield to highlight the crucial value of international students to the UK has been shortlisted for a national award.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements, International and Students and alumni