Sir George Buckley, former Chief Executive of the multinational technology company 3M, which invented the post-it note, is among six high achievers set to receive honorary degrees from the University of Sheffield.
Only 38 per cent of tropical forest can protect wildlife from rising temperatures as a result of deforestation, increasing the likelihood that vulnerable species will go extinct, say scientists.
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, today (Monday 8 July 2019) opened the country’s first research and development (R&D) test bed facility dedicated to helping UK manufacturing develop digital solutions to drive innovation and productivity in their companies.
The forgotten history of what was once Britain’s largest prisoner of war camp – a site that held the most fanatical of prisoners, including a German admiral who tricked his way out of captivity and went on to succeed Hitler as president of the German Reich – has been uncovered by archaeologists.
An event exploring what roles artists and creatives play in the kind of urban regeneration seen in hipster neighbourhoods such as Brooklyn in New York and Kelham Island in Sheffield is being launched by arts and humanities researchers at the University of Sheffield.
Female bedbugs who are ‘full bellied’ and therefore more attractive mates for males, are able to boost their immune systems in anticipation of catching sexually transmitted infections, research has found.
A typical summer barbecue for four people releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than an 80 mile car journey, according to a group of scientists.
The scientists, from the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food and across the UK, have come together to shine a spotlight on how consumer decisions on diet, as well as new technologies, could help reduce global heating.
Scientists at the University of Sheffield's Institute for Sustainable Food have discovered how plants create networks of air channels – the lungs of the leaf – to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) to their cells.
Experts have labelled a public consultation on the design for a new temporary House of Commons chamber – where MPs will sit while the Palace of Westminster undergoes a programme of restoration and renewal – “tokenistic and superfluous”.
Funding for a new £21 million Translational Energy Research Centre at the University of Sheffield will support the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy, delivering the cleaner growth at the heart of government’s industrial strategy.
Vegan food and drink options are healthier in some ways because they are lower in calories, salt, saturated fat and sugars – but contain less iron and vitamin B12, according to new research.
Smoking increases both men’s and women’s risk of a major heart attack at all ages, but women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men - especially those aged under 50, according to research led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the University of Sheffield.
A new breakthrough test offering a more convenient and less invasive way to diagnose adrenal insufficiency is to be pioneered in a clinical trial conducted by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The University of Sheffield has further strengthened its partnership with China's leading Nanjing University by signing an agreement to boost research collaborations between the two institutions.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield are a key partner in a new centre that will examine the value of arts and culture – from book clubs and pub gigs to fine art and opera.
An innovative new solar-cell design which has the capability to drive down costs of solar cell manufacture, has been created by scientists at the University of Sheffield and energy technology company Power Roll.
A bank of powerful 3D printers linked to easy-to-use software has been built by engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to show that the batch-printing of bespoke polymer components is affordable– even for smaller manufacturers who want to accelerate their design processes, shorten lead times and drive improvements in productivity and quality.
The University of Sheffield Students’ Union last week accepted the Whatuni Student Choice Award for Best Students’ Union, rooting the organisation firmly in the top spot that it has held for 11 years.
Historians led from the University of Sheffield are set to reveal how Europe ‘took to soft drugs’ between the 16th and 19th centuries as part of a major new comparative research project funded by the Humanities European Research Area (HERA)
Landscape Architecture professors from the University of Sheffield who created the spectacular floral displays at London’s Olympic Park have been appointed planting designers for Melbourne’s new arts precinct project.
Three pioneering players who were part of an inspirational team that put women’s football on the international stage for the first time are set to deliver a talk at the University of Sheffield.
A tech start-up on a mission to tackle the global clean water crisis, which is estimated to affect half the world’s population by 2030, has turned to researchers at the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) for help in the manufacture and assembly of a technology that could transform the lives of millions by producing drinking water from salt water in a sustainable way.
Crucial strength validation tests – the first of their kind in the UK – have been carried out on reinforcement piles being used in a major engineering project to stabilise cliffs behind the Scarborough Spa complex and protect the site for generations to come.
A University of Sheffield professor whose research has radically transformed the capabilities of microscopic imaging has been honoured with one of the highest accolades in science and engineering.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield are set to develop the next generation of offshore wind turbines, which could lead to greener, lower cost electricity generation, as part of a new research hub.
A Sheffield school is appealing for businesses to help it install a pioneering barrier of plants and shrubs, designed by researchers from the University of Sheffield, that will filter pollution from passing traffic and improve the air quality of inner-city playgrounds.
A new report from the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) highlights international research from the EXTEND project confirming that state pension reforms have significant potential to exacerbate social inequalities.
Academics from the University of Sheffield will bring the genius of Leonardo da Vinci to life through their world-leading research during a series of free talks at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery.
The American writer Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, is set to visit the University of Sheffield next month (Thursday 9 May 2019) as part of a lecture series.
The general consensus is that wealth equals luxury, but is that actually the case? Dr Seán Williams provides an insight into the surprising story of luxury and what it means for us today.
An acclaimed Sheffield-based artist who has earned worldwide recognition for painting murals on carefully selected public and abandoned structures has launched a new exhibition with the support of the University of Sheffield, as one of the key delivery partners in Sheffield’s Cultural Consortium’s Cultural Destination programme.
A new study led by the University of Sheffield, and in partnership with weight-loss organisation Slimming World, has found there are a number of barriers preventing people with learning disabilities attending weight loss groups.
The University of Sheffield’s President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
A pioneering predictor tool developed by the University of Sheffield will give scientists an alternative way to visualise the world and help to forecast the impact of climate change, population growth and energy use.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have launched an early-warning toolkit to help schools and colleges identify young people who are ‘quietly disengaging’ from education and at risk of dropping out or becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training).
Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain – with people and animals travelling hundreds of miles for prehistoric feasting rituals.
World leading science research from the University of Sheffield is helping to solve the problem of limited food availability and soaring food prices which hit the Middle Eastern country of Oman every summer through the creation of innovative sustainable greenhouses.
Dr Lucy Dyson, a Speech and Language Therapist, and students from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Human Communication Sciences and Clinical Dentistry, will be hosting a Dysphagia Awareness event on 13 March 2019 at the University’s Medical School.
The University of Sheffield has strengthened its international reseach and teaching partnership with the University of Ghana after welcoming a delegation from the institute to campus this week (5-6 March 2019).
Physicists from the University of Sheffield have discovered that when two atomically thin graphene-like materials are placed on top of each other their properties change, and a material with novel hybrid properties emerges, paving the way for design of new materials and nano-devices.
A new parliamentary inquiry into how funding policies affect equality and diversity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM), is set to be launched, thanks in part to researchers at the University of Sheffield.
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
Rarely-heard songs cut from some of the world’s most beloved musicals such as The King and I and Annie Get Your Gun are set to be performed in public for the first time thanks to researchers at the University of Sheffield.
A smart, green and clean steel industry will come a giant step closer thanks to a new £35 million research network, announced today, which will see steelmakers and university experts work together on a seven-year research programme to transform the UK steel sector.
Rapid technological innovation is bringing human-robot interaction ever closer to our daily lives, meaning society needs a standard framework to address the ethical and safety issues that arise.
The University of Sheffield is set to receive a share of £446m to train postgraduate students and tackle research and innovation challenges across the engineering and the physical sciences landscape.
A drug which has been used to treat liver disease for over 30 years is being trialled in patients with Parkinson’s Disease to determine its safety and tolerability in Parkinson’s, but also to assess its potential to slow down disease progression for the first time.
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have identified new messenger molecules shuttled between cells which could help to protect the survival of neurones – potentially leading to new treatments for MND .
Classical music fans are shunning the likes of Spotify and iTunes in favour of good old fashioned CDs when listening to their favourite songs and artists, according to a new study.
A major research project between the UK and US to harness existing particle physics research techniques in order to remotely monitor nuclear reactors has been launched with the help of scientists at the University of Sheffield.
After 27,000 miles and 212 days at sea, the first sailor has crossed the finish line in the gruelling Golden Globe Yacht Race, which is supporting pioneering research conducted at the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN).
The University of Sheffield showcased its world-leading strengths in research, innovation and industrial collaboration during a visit by Malaysia’s Minister of Education today (24 January 2019).
In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis, an international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Sheffield, have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition.
Research by the University of Sheffield has revealed more than three quarters of people are dissatisfied with political parties and has identified the seven main qualities people want to see in parties today.
An inspirational researcher has been awarded the Chancellor’s Medal from the University of Sheffield in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the University and the wider community.
Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual’s similarity to ancient people who once roamed the earth.
Award-winning BBC presenter and University of Sheffield graduate Dan Walker will be one of six professionals receiving an Honorary Doctorate during the University of Sheffield’s Winter Graduation this week (9 January - 11 January 2019).
The University of Sheffield will lead a €4 million research project and train a new cohort of thought leaders to drive the transition towards a more sustainable mode of production and consumption in Europe over the coming decades.
The experience of single parenthood is more common than typically reported – and children’s wellbeing is not negatively affected by living in single parent households – according to a study led by the University of Sheffield.
Individualising the pension age and targeting health interventions at low-income workers are two ways of reducing social inequalities, a new research project involving the University of Sheffield has suggested.
The threats that face journalism and the civil values it represents were explored by the Head of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Journalism Studies during her inaugural lecture as UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom, Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity.
Dr Sarah Price and Professor Stephanie Pitts from the University of Sheffield's Department of Music discuss why going to the theatre and engaging with the arts could be the best new year's resolution you make for 2019.
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