Founded in 1879, The University of Sheffield is a red brick university and a top leading research university located in Sheffield, England. It is a member of the Britain’s elite Russell Group and the White Rose University Consortium. The university is associated with 5 Nobel Prize Winners.

In 2001 Sheffield was awarded the Sunday Times University of the Year. About 75% of all teaching subjects (29 subjects) achieved an Excellent rating (Rank position- 3rd in the nation). The university has won Queen´s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2007.

Over the years Sheffield has achieved outstanding record in the world rankings, further establishing itself as a world class research university.

University Ranking Achievement:

- It is ranked 8th in the UK, 24th in Europe and 77th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Top 500 Universities 2008.

- It is ranked 13th in the UK, 26th in Europe and 76th in the world by the Times Higher Education - QS (THES) World University Rankings 2008.

- It is ranked 6th in the UK for the number of research areas achieving top 5 and 5* ratings in national Research Assessment Exercise 2001.

- It is ranked 9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and 70th in the world by Newsweek ranking of Global Top 100 Universities 2006.

- It is rated 22nd in The Times Good University Guide 2008 and 19th in the Sunday Times League Table 2008.

- It is rated 26th in the Complete University Guide 2009 and 27th in the Guardian League Table 2008.
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek