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The University of Sheffield ranked in the top 50 most international universities by Times Higher Education 2018

Posted 28 March 2018
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The Times Higher Education 2018 named The University of Sheffield one of the “most international” universities in the world, listing it 42nd out of 800 leading universities.

Sheffield’s global reputation has jumped in the ranking this year. It marks the University’s dedication to promote all things international – building overseas partnerships, creating global collaboration opportunities, and embracing diversity on campus.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor, said: “Recently we have focused even more on the partnerships we know are crucial not only to our research but which will also create opportunities for our students and our region. As a result, the university is now working with four of the top five universities in China and our industrial partnerships are highly regarded around the world.”

Students at Sheffield have also been proactive about showing how important international students are to the UK. They set up the award-winning campaign “We are International” to make international students feel welcome. The hashtag #WeAreInternational spread the message on social media. Other UK universities also followed Sheffield’s lead.

Professor Burnett said: “I am also deeply proud that The University of Sheffield is a global university with over 140 nationalities represented on campus and that our city has always made clear that staff and students from around the world are welcome. We know these students and staff make a huge contribution to academic life, knowledge and our economic growth as a nation.”

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