The Japanese government’s “failure to imagine the future” means brand new sea defences could be overwhelmed in the face of extreme tsunamis made more destructive by rising sea levels, according to academics at the University of Sheffield.
The University of Sheffield has announced that it will educate the ‘change makers of the future’ by embedding teaching about sustainability across all of its courses in response to the climate emergency.
The University of Sheffield is the best university in the north of England for producing employable graduates, according to rankings announced today (20 September 2019) by The Times and Sunday Times
This week more than 250 newsrooms are increasing their climate coverage to strengthen the media's focus on the climate crisis and we're joining them. As part of this we're sharing research by Professor Gareth Phoenix on 'Arctic browning'.
A simple arthritis drug could be an effective, low cost solution to treat patients with blood cancers such as polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET), a breakthrough study by the University of Sheffield has shown.
The University of Sheffield has welcomed the announcement of a new £22 million fusion energy research facility in Rotherham next year, which will work with research and industry partners to put the UK in a strong position to commercialise nuclear fusion as a major source of low-carbon electricity in the years ahead.
Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, responds to the government’s announcement of a new two year post-study work visa for international students.
Scientists have revealed how the typhoid toxin works to hijack DNA repair machines and accelerate the ageing of cells, a breakthrough that could pave the way for new strategies to combat the killer disease.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £67,000 from the Health Foundation’s Advancing Applied Analytics programme to develop innovative new software which could transform NHS outpatient care.
Engineers at the University of Sheffield are set to develop the next generation of lithium-ion batteries, which could be used to transform the performance and range of electric vehicles, as part of a major new collaborative research project together with Cambridge, Oxford, Lancaster, UCL, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and 11 industry partners.
Top fashion companies that are pledging to end worker exploitation in their global supply chains are hampering progress through their own irresponsible sourcing practices, according to a new report.
Sheffield City Council should allow communities affected by knife crime to co-design strategies to reduce violence, according to a group of experts, local charities, youth organisations and members of the public.
The structure of ultra-white beetle scales could hold the key to making bright-white sustainable paint using recycled plastic waste, scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered.
A natural, sustainable alternative to pesticides that targets specific pests, without harming beneficial pollinators such as honeybees, is being developed with the help of researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has highlighted the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) as a “brilliant example” of how a leading university can collaborate with industry to boost skills and jobs.
A pioneering new technique that could make light-based cancer treatment more effective and safer for patients, while reducing its cost, has been developed by researchers from the University of Sheffield.
The first ever large-scale research into attitudes towards emergency care from the most recent British Social Attitudes Survey reveals significant differences in perspectives by a range of socio-demographic factors, such as area deprivation, age, young children in the household and gender.
A team of engineering students from the University of Sheffield have brought the chequered flag down on the academic year after building their own single seat racing car and competing at one of the world’s most famous racing circuits.
Obesity and health problems caused by high sugar content in drinks can be tackled by increasing the pH level and reducing the quantity of total dissolved solids (TDS) in water, according to research from the University of Sheffield, Innovate UK, De Montfort University and WET Global Ltd.
A researcher from the University of Sheffield, whose studies are shining a light on the work of key German philosophers from the 18th century onwards, and why their ideas are still important today, has been honoured by a leading champion of the humanities and social sciences.
Leading health experts across the north, including from the University of Sheffield, have today (18 July 2019) joined together to respond to worsening health inequalities between the north and the rest of England, which show over half of the north has a lower life expectancy than the worst area in the South.
A high achieving student who has campaigned tirelessly for disability awareness has been awarded the Chancellor’s Medal from the University of Sheffield in recognition of her academic excellence and advocacy.
Sheffield city centre’s Fargate and High Street area has been selected as one of more than 50 areas across the country to go through to the second phase of a multi-million government fund designed to transform high streets and make them fit for the future.
Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has announced yesterday (12 July 2019) multi-million pound funding for research that could transform the lives of millions of people living with a range of conditions, including dementia, mental ill health and obesity.
New research, led by Dr Dermot Breslin from the University of Sheffield's Management School, claims that domestic fires can be reduced through targeted home visits. The research is already being put into practice by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Sheffield’s lost castle – which was once among the most powerful castles in the north of medieval England and held Mary Queen of Scots prisoner for 14 years – has been brought to life once again and given a new home in the city thanks to a collaboration between researchers from the University of Sheffield and the National Videogame Museum.
A team from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust led by two University of Sheffield Honorary Professors, has been named the national winner of the NHS Future Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards at the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 July.
University of Sheffield President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts and Professor Keith Ridgway, Executive Dean of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, outline how the next Prime Minister can rebalance the country by recognising our global excellence in Sheffield.
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.
A team of students from the University of Sheffield have launched themselves into the record books after competing in the world’s biggest competition for student rocket engineers.
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.
The University of Sheffield has been ranked within the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020, reaffirming its position as a leading global university for teaching and research.
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.
The University of Sheffield’s Head of Training and Quality in Accommodation and Commercial Services has been recognised for services to hospitality training and education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The University of Sheffield has overtaken Imperial College London to be the top university in the UK for income and investment in engineering research, according to new data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
An artificial intelligence (AI) expert from the University of Sheffield is set to help boost the growth of AI in the UK and put the country at the forefront of the industries of the future as part of an independent committee advising government on the fast-growing technology.
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.
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.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have been awarded 2.1 million euros in funding to help develop technology to monitor how well people walk – a vital sign of health and wellbeing.
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.
Robots to help reduce anxiety among children and telepresence robots that allow family to ‘visit’ their elderly relatives, are being developed as part of a major new research project to create the next generation of assistive technologies.
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.
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