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The University of Sheffield is in the top 100 universities around the world, ranked by the Shanghai Jiao Tong in 2010.  Our five faculties cover the widest range of academic disciplines, from Arts and Humanities, through Social Sciences, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, Medicine and Health to Science.  The University's history stretches back to 1828, when the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded, and our University Charter was granted in 1905.

A hundred years ago the founding motto of the University was Rerum Cognoscere Causas, meaning "To discover the causes of things". A century later the knowledge landscape has shifted dramatically.  However, our research ethos continues to uphold the ideals of discovery whilst acknowledging new ways of acquiring, investigating, developing and applying knowledge.

Our researchers work to solve problems that matter to make an impact on the wider world. In this way our research continues to benefit the UK economy and its social and cultural life.  Our 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 of Sheffield has been named UK University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards.

Judges said that the University "stood out as a result of a strategy based on its values and rooted in its founding principles" and praised our "determination and grit" in focusing on our local community.  The University is consistently ranked in the top 5 in the Russell Group, the association of leading UK research-intensive universities, in terms of student satisfaction, as shown in the annual UK National Student Survey.