Sussex ranked first in the world for Development Studies 2018-19

The University of Sussex is number one in the world for development studies for the third consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject

QS Number 1

The rankings once again put Sussex top, above Harvard and Oxford. Sussex has now been number one for development studies for four out of the past five years. 

The ranking reflects the quality, impact and range of international development research and courses offered across the Sussex campus – in the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and the University’s School of Global Studies, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and Centre for International Education (CIE).

Head of the School of Global Studies, Elizabeth Harrison, said: “It’s fantastic that the excellent work in development studies carried out at Sussex and IDS has once again been recognised. Our concern for global inequalities and social justice is reflected in our wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and in our world-class and engaged research.”

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New Dhaba display: Forecasting with fishers

Forecasting with FishersDr Max Martin
Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology

These photos were taken during the fieldwork for Forecasting with Fishers, an ongoing research project of Sussex researchers. The research aims at making marine weather forecasts more accurate, accessible and actionable for artisanal fishers in south India. Along with local forecasters, research institutions and fishing communities in Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari districts, we have studied how difficult and risky it is to fish during the monsoon months, when the wind and waves are high. We looked at how fishers make decisions to go to fish with limited information amidst uncertainties. Along with the fishers and forecasters, we have co-produced forecasts bulletins and made them available online and over mobile phones through a free service called Radio Monsoon.


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