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The Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) is Sheffield Hallam University's largest and highest rated community of researchers; a large majority of our work was recognised in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) as being of international significance.

The C3RI is all about making connections - bringing together specialisms in art, design, media production, communication studies, computing and engineering into the University's largest community of researchers.

The Institute includes two Research Centres, the Art and Design Research Centre, and the Communication and Computing Research Centre. In addition, the C3RI is host to Design Futures who provide specialist research and consultancy services in the areas of product and packaging design.

The C3RI provides a business focussed consultancy and research service in communications and computing to businesses through our dedicated Knowledge Transfer team.

The C3RI is also home to Design Futures, a discrete unit within C3RI delivering packaging and product design research to industry. Design futures has a proven track record as innovators being cited as inventors or contributors to a portfolio of intellectual property, it has accrued a number of design awards.

The C3RI is housed in the landmark new Cantor building, which is also home to Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery. The gallery has an exciting programme of events and exhibitions running throughout the year.

If you would like to learn more about the C3RI, why not give us a call on 0114 225 6743, or send an e-mail to

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