University of Sheffield teaching and social science ranked as one of top 100 international departments.

University of Sheffield teaching and social science ranked as one of top 100 international departments.

The University of Sheffield’s Social Science department has been ranked 63rd for research and 12th for teaching in the world by the Times Higher Education Guide for 2018. 

The news comes on the back of over 20 years worth of national and global recognition and awards for the exemplary faculty lead research and teaching the Social Science department have delivered. Social Sciences research budget at the University of Sheffield has trebled in the last five years to £12 million.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 list includes 400 institutions from across the world and covers a range of subjects, from international relations and politics to geography.

It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. It uses 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

Professor Craig Watkins, Vice-President for Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield, said: “We are thrilled that the University of Sheffield has been recognised for being a world-leading institution for teaching and research in social sciences. The University’s Faculty of Social Science has a longstanding reputation for delivering innovative teaching and conducting ground-breaking research”.

“Social sciences research plays an important role in addressing the major challenges facing society and our ideas are leading academic debates internationally and shaping policy and practice across the globe.”

The news also comes on the back of The Universities high score in Which? University’s annual student survey of over 8,000 students, in which it was voted top for its Students’ Union and top for nightlife.

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