University growth sees it pass 7,000 staff milestone

The University of Sheffield this week announced its number of academic staff has passed 7,000 as part of its strategy of sustained investment to become “a world-class centre for teaching, research and enterprise”.

Staff numbers have increased by more than a quarter over the past four years, international staff up 36%. Recent recruits have come from places such as Harvard and Princeton Universities.

Andrew Dodman, director of human resources, said: “By creating jobs and investing in our people, we’re demonstrating our commitment to the highest global standards of teaching and research. And our commitment to creating a remarkable place to work – as well as study and learn – comes despite the challenging times and unprecedented change in the UK higher education sector.”

The University is also making “significant investment” in capital projects, such as developing 50 acres at Sheffield Business Park for hi-tech, advanced manufacturing.