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Sussex third-highest in UK for annual research income in business and management, according to new figures

At a time when securing research funding remains as competitive a process as ever, the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex continues to outperform business schools across the UK, including most Russell Group institutions, in attracting funding for business and management research.

Published in April 2018, the latest Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) report on research income for business and management analysed Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) records for business schools with research income of at least £4million from 2014/15 to 2016/17.

In this three-year period, Sussex received a reported £9.5million in research income for business and management, £1.9million more than the next-highest institution in the list, the London School of Economics.

Annual research income grew from £2.9million in 2014/15 to £3.7million in 2016/17, ensuring that the School retained its place in the top five UK business schools by research income across the three-year period and climbing to third in 2016/17.

Commenting on the figures, Head of School Professor Steve McGuire said: "Research continues to go from strength to strength at Sussex, and our outstanding performance in attracting funding bears testament to the quality and impact of that research.

"Our work in economics, management and policy studies is widely regarded as internationally excellent, and our success in competitive grants shows this.

"To be third in the UK for annual research income – and among the top five schools three years running – is a clear indicator that we remain one of the best business schools in the UK for research."

Posted on behalf of: School of Business, Management and Economics
Last updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2018