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Sussex among best in the world

The University of Sussex has been named as one of the world's top 150 universities. 

The 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published by the Center for World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, puts Sussex in the top 150 globally, and within the top 14 in the UK. 

University of Sussex Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Farthing, said: "This demonstrates once again Sussex's excellent international standing, despite increasing world-wide competition." 

The ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution. 

The ARWU rankings started in 2003. More than 1000 universities are actually assessed every year and the best 500 are published on the web. 

See full results of the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities

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By: James Hakner
Last updated: Tuesday, 24 August 2010