Sussex ranked first in the world for Development Studies

QS University Rankings 2016-17


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Re:development.  Voices, Cyanotypes & Writings from The Green Backyard

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A derelict site in Peterborough’s city centre was transformed into a vibrant community growing project by volunteers, yet for years was under threat of redevelopment. While that threat was ongoing, the voices that resist it were stronger still: on 27 January 2017, after a lengthy – but successful – community resistance to a proposed development, the land is finally safeguarded. Artist Jessie Brennan shares the voices of The Green Backyard – of those defending their right to the city.

In the Dhaba now.

A global hub at the heart of Sussex University

A 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.

The University of Sussex was ranked first in the world for development studies and we are in the world’s top 100 universities for all four disciplines in the School of Global Studies (QS University Rankings 2017).

Shaping the world

Postgraduate Study Sussex is a top UK university whose research and teaching really does shape the world we live in. In the words of our first Vice-Chancellor, John Fulton, we help our students to ‘make the future.’

We offer a range of postgraduate courses. Fourteen of these are based wholly in Global Studies and a further six are taught in partnership with other schools and units on campus.

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Statement in support of Özcan Keleş

The School of Global Studies expresses our solidarity with and support for Özcan Keleş, a PhD student in our interdisciplinary programme in Human Rights.

Recently, Özcan has become the subject of a co-ordinated harassment campaign. We condemn this harassment, and stand in support of Özcan’s fundamental human right to freedom of speech and expression, and to his right not to be made the object of hate speech and incitement. 

Özcan has written and spoken widely in the British and international media on current Turkish government policy towards civil society, including towards Hizmet, a civil society movement inspired by the teachings of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, of which Özcan is a well-known member in the UK.



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