Our mission is simple: we transform lives. Our research is characterised by a focus on real world impact - informed by international, national and regional policy priorities - addressing the social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges of today. Our vision is to be the world's leading applied university, demonstrating what an institution genuinely focused on transforming lives can achieve through creativity, endeavour and collaboration.
We ensure our research generates innovative, practical solutions to real world problems, and that through partnerships we deliver wide-reaching societal advances. It is our ambition to identify and lead research in new and emerging areas, and be recognised internationally for research that has real impact.
We have three challenge-led impact platforms - Enabling Healthier Lives, Driving Future Economies and Building Stronger Communities - which sit across structures, framing and building capacity in order to address key societal challenges in interdisciplinary ways, informing our approach to delivering impact.
The University has a flourishing Impact Support Programme, which offers all researchers the opportunity to develop their skills, empowering them to extend the impact of their research.
More details can be found at: https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/researchimpact/