University of Sheffield ranked one of the most international universities in the world

25th January 2022

The University of Sheffield has been named one of the most international universities in the world by Times Higher Education World Rankings 2022.

Ranked 48th worldwide and 14th in the UK, the University of Sheffield was recognised in the highly-regarded league table which celebrates universities with an outstanding international reputation.

This is the third year the University of Sheffield has been ranked within the top 50, demonstrating Sheffield’s high proportion of international students and staff, its work to collaborate on research with scholars from across the world and its strong global reputation to match.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 are the most comprehensive global university rankings and are compiled using universities international student score, international staff score, international co-authorship score and international reputation metrics.

Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: "At Sheffield, we put internationalism at the heart of everything we do and we are proud to be a global university.

"We welcome students and staff from more than 150 countries, who make a significant contribution to the vibrancy of our campus and city, and our researchers work with partners across the world to find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing society today.

"I am delighted that the University of Sheffield has been recognised by Times Higher Education for its global outlook and strong international reputation."

The University of Sheffield is engaged in numerous research projects with international impact and has successful research partnerships with leading universities around the world including Nanjing University, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Western Australia.

The University has also forged strong overseas partnerships in industry, leading to opportunities for staff and student exchange, research links and inward investment in the local economy.

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is partnered with many pioneering global companies including Rolls-Royce, Boeing and Mclaren to revolutionise manufacturing and development.

The University’s four flagship institutes; the Energy Institute, Neuroscience Institute, Healthy Lifespan Institute and the Institute for Sustainable Food, have been advancing and accelerating pioneering research to tackle the world's biggest problems since their creation in 2019.

The Institute for Sustainable Food has worked with Syrian refugees to develop a revolutionary way to grow food in discarded mattresses in refugee camps, while researchers at the Neuroscience Institute have launched an innovative gene therapy programme which could pave the way for novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like motor neurone disease (MND) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

The Energy Institute has been finding low-carbon solutions to the world’s biggest energy challenges. Recently, it announced plans for a major new Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre - the first of its kind in the UK with facilities to test, validate and certify new sustainable aviation fuels. Meanwhile, the University’s Healthy Lifespan Institute has discovered a link between heart disease and dementia.

The University has previously received significant recognition for founding the award-winning #WeAreInternational campaign, designed to show the value of international students across the UK, both from an economic, cultural and skills perspective. The campaign, which is now led by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), is supported by more than 100 UK universities and colleges, the British Council and the Home Office.

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