An academic from the University of Sheffield has been awarded £400k from Innovate UK and the Zayed Energy Prize to expand his research into naturally cooling buildings, which could substantially save the cost and energy used in air conditioning.
A £1 million grant to help researchers understand what speakers know about languages, in order to help make learning foreign languages easier, has been awarded to the University of Sheffield.
An additional MRI scan during pregnancy could help to more accurately detect foetal abnormalities and give more certainty for parents whose 20-week ultrasound scan showed a potential problem, according to new research by scientists at the University of Sheffield.
Pioneering technologies of the future, designed to transform the lives of older people and those living with a disability, were showcased in Sheffield last week at the UK’s leading assistive technology research conference.
A partnership project to help increase the number of young people from a wider range of backgrounds across South Yorkshire going to university has been allocated almost £13 million in government funding.
The University of Sheffield is to play a key role in the UK’s new Future Manufacturing Hubs, announced today (Monday 5 December 2016) by the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson.
More than 1,000 South Yorkshire schoolchildren were given a unique opportunity to experience life under the sea as part of an annual Christmas time lecture hosted by the University of Sheffield.
The extent of the mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness among some of society’s most vulnerable people has been laid bare in a new report involving research from the University of Sheffield.
A pioneering voter registration scheme at the University of Sheffield, which has ensured three quarters of its students are on the electoral roll, has been praised by the Minister for the Constitution.
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, writes about why the country needs a new Industrial Revolution after the Prime Minister announced an extra £2bn by 2020 to strengthen the research base of the UK.
Leading researchers at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have been awarded £3.1 million to continue to pioneer new drugs and treatments that may one day transform patient care.
Welsh Government plans to invest £20 million in a new Advanced Manufacturing & Research Institute have been welcomed by Colin Sirett, chief executive officer of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
Energy 2050’s Robert Marchand, Founder of the Fuel Poverty Network and Lecturer at Sheffield University Management School, gives his top tips to stay warm this winter. This piece was originally published for The Conversation.
Scientists and engineers from the University of Sheffield have helped world leaders shape a more sustainable future at the successful United Nations conference on Climate Change in Marrakech.
Jo Henderson-Merrygold, PhD Candidate in Biblical Studies and Queer Theory at the University of Sheffield, comments on how women are portrayed in the Bible and why this may be the reason why US voters chose to elect Donald Trump as President.
The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University have announced a pioneering new degree-level apprenticeship programme to help plug a vital engineering skills gap in industry and provide an alternative route into higher education for young people.
Dr Joshua Forstenzer, Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow for the Public Benefit of Higher Education at the University of Sheffield, argues that victory for Donald Trump in the US election could trigger racial violence.
The international best-selling author Lee Child who graduated from the University of Sheffield has seen his work adapted for the big screen for the second time in a film starring Tom Cruise.
Traditional Chinese brush painting, intricate calligraphy and stunning photography will go on display during a showcase of Chinese and UK culture at the University of Sheffield this week (Wednesday 19 October to Friday 21 October 2016).
More than 1,500 cancer patients across South Yorkshire every year are helping researchers from the University of Sheffield move a step closer to tackling cancer and its devastating effects by taking part in clinical trials.
A new £2 million laboratory opens at the University of Sheffield today (7 October 2016) providing Northern Powerhouse scientists with the ability to analyse the structure of nanomaterials in unprecedented detail.
The University of Sheffield, along with six other northern universities, will provide future social science postgraduate students with the highest quality doctoral research training thanks to a £16.8 million investment from Research Councils UK.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield has today (28 September 2016) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nanjing University to contribute to an innovative tripartite exchange programme that also involves Ohio State University in the US.
Scientists from the Universities of Sheffield, York and Copenhagen have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could provide valuable new insights into the evolutionary tree, much further back in time than was previously thought.
The University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology have today (26 September 2016) signed an agreement to launch a new joint research institute.
The University of Sheffield's Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett this morning (24 September 2016) spoke of the importance of China-UK collaboration in science and technology in a keynote address at the Pujiang Innovation Forum in China.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield will this week join a ministerial delegation at China’s biggest innovation event, highlighting how science and technology can drive growth and opportunities as well as the importance of collaboration between China and the UK.
Eminent physicist and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, Professor Sir Keith Burnett FRS, has been named as the new President of the Science Council, taking the helm at a time of significant expansion for the fast-growing organisation.
Two Professors from the Faculty of Engineering have been recognised for their contribution to engineering after being awarded Fellowships by the Royal Academy of Engineering – the highest accolade in the sector.
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a protein which causes cells to eat their dying neighbours, helping to prevent inflammation – something which is vital in the fight to stop cancer spreading.
The University of Sheffield will play host to one of the founding members of The Cure as he discusses the band’s journey to worldwide acclaim, as part of Off the Shelf Festival of Words 2016.
A new simple procedure which involves gently scratching the lining of the womb in the month before IVF treatment, potentially improving treatment success, is being tested on first-time IVF attempters in a ground-breaking study.
Pressure from the academics at the University of Sheffield and national charity Heart Research UK has helped bring about a change in advice to dentists about giving antibiotics to heart patients undergoing dental treatment.
Severe hurricanes, storm surges and an increase in the number of icebergs are just some of the changes planet Earth has experienced due to warming oceans over the last 20 years, according to a new report.
Festival Director Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City and Cultural Engagement at the University of Sheffield, discusses the return of Festival Mind and the importance of showcasing the University's world-leading research.
Revolutionary science and innovative art which is set to shape our future will be brought to life at the world’s only festival of academic-city collaboration, taking place in Sheffield next month.
Professor Shearer West, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, discusses why it is vital that the University works collaboratively with partners across the city to bring cultural vibrancy, improved skills and a prosperous economy to the Sheffield City Region.
Caroline Wood, PhD researcher in Plant Biology and Food Security at the University of Sheffield, and Wayne Martindale, Senior Research Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility at Sheffield Hallam University, discuss why a more plant-based diet is a winning strategy for our wallets, health and the environment.
An international team of scientists have discovered how compounds block flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) - a crucial enzyme class in the DNA damage response and potential target for cancer treatment.
University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor Sir Keith Burnett says the northern powerhouse is more than a slogan; it has the potential to transform higher vocational education in Britain and boost UK productivity.
Dr Craig Berry, Deputy Director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, discusses whether Prime Minister Theresa May will make devolution work by pioneering progressive city deals that will revive struggling regional economies.
The University of Sheffield has received confirmation of funding for the development of a new Royce Translational Centre to be built next to the University's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre's (AMRC) Factory 2050.
A pioneering anti-clotting drug will soon be used to further reduce the long-term risks for heart attack patients after being given the thumbs-up from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
A report published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) today (10 August 2016) suggests that the current system will not deliver the quality apprenticeships necessary and that the system needs radical reform in order to succeed.
Stepping up to become the head of a physics department is a major challenge at any time, but the current external situation is a world away from the landscape on day one, only nine weeks ago.
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