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Our research impact: videos

These films showcase the impact of our research activities. They demonstrate how our work informs public policy, supports economic growth, delivers health and well-being, and makes a positive difference on our society.

Cross-cutting research themes

The founding motto of the University of Sheffield is Rerum Cognoscere Causas, meaning 'To discover the causes of things'. Today, this ethos continues to hold strong and our researchers work across disciplines to solve big challenges such as how to deal with the pressure on our resources or the impact of changing demographics.

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Environment: protecting our habitat and resources

From meeting the food needs of a growing population to reducing carbon emissions resulting from transportation, environmental challenges are faced at both a global and local level and require a holistic approach to research.

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Advanced manufacturing

Sheffield has a rich heritage and a strong reputation as a global leader in manufacturing. The brand 'Made in Sheffield' represents quality and excellence in the city's manufactured products.

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Water: managing a fragile resource

Our research is focused on the major challenges we face in the sustainable management of water. It draws together multidisciplinary teams – from scientists and engineers to town planners and architects – to work on all aspects of the water cycle, from catchment science to water and waste water infrastructure.

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Healthcare technologies: innovating for society's needs

As the demographic of the UK population changes and people live longer, new pressures are being faced by the healthcare sector. It is therefore vital that university research responds to the challenges facing an ageing population to deliver better standards of healthcare without the burden of extra costs. Here at Sheffield, interdisciplinary working is at the forefront of our expertise to address healthcare issues from assisted living to regenerative medicine. 

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Energy: delivering a secure and sustainable supply for the future

The UK faces some major challenges in meeting its climate change targets. Securing sustainable supplies of renewable energy is a grand challenge for the world. We must also supply the next generation of skilled scientists and engineers to deliver new and emerging technologies.

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Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to a revolutionary range of processes that can create parts with hitherto impossible geometries; often within a space of hours. The AdAM team at the University Sheffield is playing a key role in realising this potential by conducting research and development across a broad range of AM processes for industries such as aerospace, automotive and healthcare. Featuring interviews with our collaborative partners - BMW Group, Boeing Research & Technology 3D printing specialists Materialise and AM consultants Wohlers Associates - we hear how important university researchers are to these organisations.

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View more films on our Research at Sheffield website.