Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University has a long-established track record of delivering solutions to meet business needs. The University prides itself on a cross-disciplinary approach, drawing expertise from its diverse portfolio of research centres. Working alongside business has been a key part of the University's research strategy for over a decade, producing successful research partnerships with many very different companies, including BOC, Quorn Foods, Adidas, and Gilbert Rugby.
Alongside partnerships with major corporates, the University also looks for innovative ways to collaborate with local SMEs. Innovation Futures is a funded collaborative R&D and consultancy service that aims to assist regional businesses in improving through innovation, with a team of business-focused research consultants across five areas of research strength. The University has also delivered over 150 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, some of which have received national recognition.
Sheffield Hallam University believes that its strong relationships with business – and a focus on equipping students with the skills they will need in the world of work – are what makes its learning experience special. The University works with employers and professional bodies to develop courses that meet their needs, and offers more courses that contain a year in industry than any other university. In addition the University has been approached by a number of major companies to develop programmes specifically tailored to their skills requirements, including Network Rail, Rolls-Royce, Nestlé, Heinz and Pepsico.
Areas of expertise:
Built environment and facilities management
Computing and communications
Economic and social policy
Food and drink
Health and social care
Materials and Engineering
Tourism, hospitality and events