Highly placed in UK, European and global rankings, we are a leading research university, attracting teachers and researchers at the very forefront of their fields
Top 20 UK
Top 40 Europe
Top 100 World
THE World University Rankings 2011
The Times Higher Education Supplement places us 99th in its world rankings, with high rankings for our international staff and research. National league tables have put many of our subjects in the UK's top 10 or 20 - including business and management, engineering, media, computer sciences, politics and international relations.
THE World University Rankings 2011 (Sussex ranked 99th in the world and 12th in the UK)
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010 (Sussex ranked top 150)
National Student Survey 2010 (Sussex ranked joint 7th)
Guardian University League Table 2012 (Sussex ranked 11th)
Independent University League Table 2011 (Sussex ranked 19th)
Times Good University Guide 2012 (Sussex ranked 14th)
Sunday Times University Guide 2011 (Sussex ranked 21st)
In the UK's most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 18 of our departments were ranked in the UK's top 20, with over 90 per cent of research activity rated as 'world-leading', 'internationally excellent' or 'internationally recognised'. The quality of our research is reflected in the funding we receive from industry, research agencies and government, which represents around 20 per cent of our income.
Our global alumni network is a tribute to the passion, creativity and determination of Sussex graduates. We've counted leaders in academia, business, media, politics and public service among our former students, with prominent graduates including:
- Shamshad Akhtar, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan
- Helen Boaden, Director of BBC News
- Thabo Mbeki, former President of South Africa
- Ian McEwan, Booker Prize-winning novelist
- Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana
- Zhang Xin, property developer and co-founder of SOHO China
- Hilary Benn, Hilary Benn, former UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Our world-renowned academic staff work at the cutting edge of their fields. We've counted Nobel Prize winners, Fellows of the Royal Society, Fellows of the British Academy and winners of the prestigious Crafoord Prize among our faculty. In addition, several of our staff have won National Teaching Fellowship Scheme awards, acknowledging their outstanding contribution to our students' learning experience.