University of Sussex

Introduction to the University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton, currently ranked top 20 in all major league tables. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.

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About us

University league table rankings
•    18th in the UK: The Complete University Guide 2017
•    18th in the UK: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
•    18th in the UK: The Times Higher Education Table of Tables 2017
•    20th in the UK: The Guardian University league tables 2017.

International Sussex

From its foundation, Sussex has had an international perspective to its academic activities and its outlook. We attract staff and students from more than 100 countries to our campus, and nearly a third of staff come from outside the UK. Our research tackles major world issues with leading areas of expertise such as climate change and development studies. We have extensive links with institutions worldwide, such as Peking University, National Taiwan University and the Harvard-Sussex programme.

Campus life

Sussex has one of the most beautiful campus locations in the UK. Situated in rolling parkland on the edge of Brighton, the campus combines award-winning architecture with green open spaces. The campus is surrounded by the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes away from the lively city of Brighton & Hove. Designed by Sir Basil Spence, the buildings that make up the heart of the campus were given listed building status in 1993. Falmer House is one of only two educational buildings in the UK to be Grade I-listed in recognition of its exceptional interest.

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