Global Studies - responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

MasksAcademics across the School of Global Studies are drawing on their wide-ranging research expertise to react and inform during the current Coronavirus outbreak.

From providing specialist insight on health policy to writing pieces for the UK and international media on migrant key workers, and debating the impact the virus might have on Brexit, our School’s research in Anthropology, International Relations, International Development and Geography can bring understanding, challenge and perspective to the crisis.

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Sussex ranked first in the world for Development Studies 2020

The University of Sussex has been ranked as best in the world for development studies for the fourth year running, in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject. 

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The rankings reflect the quality, impact and range of international development research and courses offered by the University’s School of Global Studies, the University of Sussex Business School, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), School of Media, Film and MusicCentre for International Education (CIE), and the University’s partner the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).  

Sussex has now been number one for development studies for five out of the past six years. 

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.”

Read more: Four years at the top: University of Sussex named best in the world for development studies for fourth year running


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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Global Horizons

Global HorizonsThis journal acts as a space of representation and recognition, demonstrating to students and non-students alike the exemplar works that are produced by undergraduate Global Studies students. The journal is inter-disciplinary by the nature of its diverse contributors, reflecting the pedagogical and methodological approach the School of Global Studies adopts more generally.

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GS group photo June 2018A global hub at the heart of Sussex University, the School of Global Studies addresses the most pressing global issues of our times – global inequalities and global justice, climate and environmental change, war and peace, global health and finance crises, intolerance and discrimination.


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