Management School moving to world leading facility
Work to create an £11.5 million world class teaching, learning and business space for the Management School at the University of Sheffield is underway.
The University's Crookesmoor Building will be given a 21st century makeover aiming to provide students and staff with a world-leading facility and contemporary, flexible, multi-purpose teaching spaces that will inspire learning.
Featuring a state-of-the-art Executive Suite – which will be used to host meetings with business champions, clients and partners – the completely refurbished building is being transformed into a dynamic hub at the forefront of research and learning.
The new facility will enable the school to offer scholarships for students who are talented and disadvantaged, carry out hard-hitting research to tackle real world problems and create a lasting legacy to help shape the future of the global economy.
Dean of the Management School Professor Keith Glaister said: "The Management School at Sheffield is at a crucial stage of its evolution. We have experienced dramatic growth in student numbers, increased our academic reputation in research and accreditations, and begun to climb the international rankings.
“Our new location in the refurbished Crookesmoor building will provide excellent facilities to help achieve our further ambitions. I welcome the support of alumni, individuals and organisations to take the School to the next level of success."
The new facility – which was previously the location of the University’s Law School – will complement the school’s coveted Triple Crown status; after it recently received awards from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations across the world.
Following the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation earlier this year, the Management School joined the top one per cent of centres across the world – 57 globally and just 14 in the UK - to be awarded by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the AACSB.
The Management School is the largest department in the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and is home to more than 1,800 students. Its new home will include three lecture theatres and eight seminar rooms, superb conference and ICT facilities, attractive gardens, and improved parking.
The works will be completed by March 2013 and the school is planning to move in over Easter 2013.
The University of Sheffield
With nearly 25,000 students from 125 countries, the University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s leading and largest universities. A member of the Russell Group, it has a reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines. The University of Sheffield has been named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards for its exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance. In addition, the University has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes (1998, 2000, 2002, and 2007).
These prestigious awards recognise outstanding contributions by universities and colleges to the United Kingdom’s intellectual, economic, cultural and social life. Sheffield also boasts five Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students and many of its alumni have gone on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence around the world. The University’s research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.
The University has well-established partnerships with a number of universities and major corporations, both in the UK and abroad. Its partnership with Leeds and York Universities in the White Rose Consortium has a combined research power greater than that of either Oxford or Cambridge.
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