The University of Sheffield received its Royal Charter in 1905 and has since established itself as one of the largest and best-regarded research universities in the UK, with more than 16,100 undergraduate and over 8,000 postgraduate students.

With twenty-nine percent of students coming from more than 120 countries outside of the UK and 31% of academic staff also from overseas, there is a vibrant, diverse community on the university’s campus in the north of England.

The university’s research spans the disciplines and the most recent assessment of research quality in UK universities rated 33% of its research world-leading and a further 52% as internationally excellent. The university has forged close links with local businesses as well as large multinationals. In particular, its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre is a partnership with 75 companies, bringing together the expertise and technological innovation of the world’s leading aerospace companies with the world-class research of the university’s Faculty of Engineering.

With almost 7,000 members of staff and a turnover of more than £575 million, the university is one of the largest employers in the city of Sheffield, and plays a key part in the education of the region’s young people through both traditional degrees and apprenticeships. The university also has a faculty based in Thessaloniki in Greece, where it delivers education to students from across south east and eastern Europe.