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Sheffield is home to two leading universities. Established in 1843, Sheffield Hallam University is the eighth largest university in the UK, and the University of Sheffield is a Russell Group University, named among the top 100 Universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings 2015-16.

Sheffield University has an income of £574.9m, and Sheffield Hallam, a turnover of £257.7m. The former sees 37,000 students apply for the 27,230 current available spaces while the latter has 31,508 students. There is a wide range of options available to students of both establishments; Hallam running 708 courses and Sheffield University being home to the Department of Computer Science, which has won the Queen’s Anniversary Award four times since 1998.

Sheffield Hallam can boast that 93% of its graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation, while Sheffield University is proud to say its graduates are highly skilled and have a thorough grounding in both theoretical foundations of computer science and industry-relevant technical abilities.

Sheffield University’s Department of Computer Science has expertise across a range of topics that have great potential for industrial application, including cybersecurity, data analytics, machine learning and AI, and Hallam has 30 research centres, including a Culture, Communication and Computing Research Institute. Sheffield University also hosts the UK’s first student-run commercial IT company, Genesys Solutions.

The ^home of talented people

"No other location offers such a large recruitment catchment combined with such competitive salaries in the UK."

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Locating your business to Sheffield will give you access to talented people. Within a peak 60 minute commute there is a catchment of 2.1 million people, with 64% or 1.4 million of working age. Over 340,000 people hold a degree level qualification or higher.

63,000 students at two universities in Sheffield with over 20,000 graduating each year – both universities are renowned for teaching Business Studies, Modern Languages, Finance and IT.

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