University of Sheffield

Hadfield Bldg., Mappin Street, S1 3JD Sheffield
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sustainability at Sheffield

We use our power as a research-led university to tackle interlinked social, environmental and economic challenges through ambitious, interdisciplinary thinking. By researching areas such as food, energy, poverty and urban development, and through our operations and the values we instill in our graduates, we're finding new and innovative ways to contribute to a more sustainable world.

Sustainable development is not a destination; it's an ongoing process that requires us to continually review our practices and reassess our assumptions. By viewing these challenges holistically and acknowledging that our decisions will require trade-offs and compromises, we can develop and implement positive and pragmatic solutions within our University and across wider society.

Our sustainability strategy will be published at the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year. It will include metrics and targets based around the UN's Sustainable Development Goals so that we can measure and challenge our performance while ensuring accountability and transparency. Through the strategy, we'll embed good sustainable practice at every level of the University and empower our staff and students to work together to bring about positive change both locally and globally.

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A civic university


At Sheffield, we play a major role in civic life. Our partnerships drive innovation in the region. Our staff and students push the boundaries of teaching, learning and research to empower people locally and globally.

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Sustainability at Sheffield

Scientists from the University of Sheffield are helping children from a Nepalese orphanage grow their own vegetables with a pioneering, sustainable technique which will provide a vital food supply all year round.

The team of researchers from the University’s Plant Production and Protection (P3) Centre of Excellence for Translational Agriculture and the Grantham Centre of Sustainable Futures, have teamed up with the Olgapuri Village School near Kathmandu in order to help children and the local community establish a long-term, low-cost and environmentally friendly farming method.

The process, known as aquaponics, combines hydroponics (growing vegetables in water) and aquaculture (breeding fish). The fish produce ammonia, which is translated into nitrates by beneficial bacteria. The plants remove the nitrates at the same time as filtering and cleaning the water, so that it can be continuously recycled.

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We're a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities.
Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

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