2013 is a significant year for Sheffield and the region during which the two universities have worked closely together to create the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering. The festival aims to celebrate all that is best about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) across South Yorkshire.
Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering 2013 sees more eye-opening, inspirational and exciting events for all ages and interests taking place at venues across the city than ever before; and more than any other city in the UK outside of London.
Events will be taking place in school, colleges, libraries and museums as well as the general public which will underline this region's place as a major international centre for fundamental and applied research, knowledge transfer and links between education and industry.
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, and Professor Philip Jones, Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, said: "The aim of the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering is not just to celebrate the achievements of the past but to see, in the research and development of the present, a vision for the future in all areas of science and technology."
"This festival demonstrates the enormous richness of scientific and technical talent which can be found in South Yorkshire; not only in the universities but in schools and industries across the region."
This builds upon many years of successful collaboration on the National Science and Engineering Week coordinated by the British Science Association.