Our research programmes and centres provide a focus for thematic research that can transcend our School structures and facilitate interdisciplinary approaches.
Each category of centre undertakes world leading research, but at different scales of membership, disciplinary breadth and research income generation.
All groups require commitment by their members to develop a long term programme of research activity, providing researchers with the means of achieving visibility and raising the profile of their work in a particular area of expertise.
Sussex’s Research Programmes are the result of substantial strategic investment in areas of existing research strength to build critical mass through further research-led appointments and studentships. They have been designed to address some of the key challenges and opportunities facing contemporary society by bringing together expertise from many disciplines across campus.
- Sussex Humanities Lab
The Sussex Humanities Lab is a new interdisciplinary research programme which will investigate developments in the expanded field of the digital humanities. The programme of work will include research around four inter-connected thematic areas: Digital archives/Digital History, Digital media/Computational culture, Digital technologies/Digital performance, Digital lives/Memory and Experience.
For more information, visit the Sussex Humanities Lab site
- Sussex Neuroscience
At the University of Sussex, there are over 50 research groups working on the nervous system, and this community is represented by Sussex Neuroscience. Our aim is to further world-class research that will help us understand the nervous system in both health and disease.
For more information, visit the Sussex Neuroscience site
- Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
Sussex Sustainability is a new programme, spanning four of the University's Schools (Business, Management & Economics; Global Studies; Life Sciences; Law, Politics & Sociology) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), to develop a world leading programme in sustainability research. Building on distinctive Sussex strengths in multi-disciplinary sustainability research and policy engagement, the programme provides a research environment in which innovative ideas, approaches and solutions develop. The programme’s activities will enhance both the understanding of complex sustainability challenges, and the approaches through which more sustainable development pathways may be negotiated.
For more information, visit the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme site
A University Research Centre is a large scale interdisciplinary grouping of academics undertaking research that is publicly recognised as world-leading in an established area of expertise. University Research Centres address significant international challenges and problems and redefine the parameters of one or more disciplines.
- Centre for Global Health Policy
The Centre for Global Health Policy seeks to creatively promote the quality and equality of people's health around the world by advancing rigorous research for improving global health policy. The centre undertakes and promotes research on the global politics of health, making global health policy and power in global health.
For more information, visit the Centre for Global Health Policy site
- Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth
CIRCY brings together research, scholarship and expertise on childhood and youth. It is an interdisciplinary and cross-university centre, with a membership that includes researchers from the social and life sciences, arts, humanities and professional fields including social work, law, education and health.
For more information, visit the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth site
- Centre for International Education
Education and development in the Global South is the main focus of CIE. Our aim is to undertake research and provide a knowledge hub, insights and findings related to the concerns of lower income countries in different parts of the world seeking to enhance their development. Over the last 20 years, CIE has grown to become one of the largest and most highly rated academic groups of its kind in the UK, with a reputation as a leader in its fields of study and as a centre of excellence.
For more information, visit the Centre for International Education site
- Genome Damage and Stability Centre
The GDSC is a research centre investigating the responses of cells to genome damage and their relationship to cancer and other aspects of human disease. The Centre enables scientists of different disciplines to be housed in one building and benefit from mutual interests. Research ranges from studies on the protein molecules that repair DNA inside cells, to the genes that are altered or mutated in cancer cells, through to investigations on cancer-prone people to identify other useful targets in the war against cancer.
For more information, visit the Genome Damage and Stability Centre site
- Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science
The Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science represents a new and multidisciplinary approach to clinical intervention and diagnosis, based on the science of the complex brain networks that give rise to consciousness. The Sackler Centre's research follows two interacting strands; one in basic science, and the other in clinical application ultimately focused on developing new innovative treatments.
For more information, visit the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science site
- Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability Centre
The STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement centre uniting development studies with science and technology studies. Our cross-cutting work covers agriculture & food; energy & climate change; health & disease and water & sanitation.
For more information, visit the Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability Centre site
- Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Migration is a critical issue of our times, and a major interdisciplinary field of enquiry in the social sciences; it epitomises the notion of 'global studies'. For more than a decade, SCMR has led the way in providing rigorous, evidence-based research to document the richness and diversity of the 'migration experience'. Our research findings have multiple purposes: to contribute to the body of academic knowledge on migration; to counter ill-informed views and prejudices over migration; and to provide the policy community with relevant data.
For more information, visit the Sussex Centre for Migration Research site
- Sussex European Institute
SEI is the leading research and postgraduate training centre on contemporary European issues. SEI has a distinctive philosophy built on interdisciplinarity, a broad and inclusive approach to Europe, policy-relevance at the academic cutting edge, and integrating the European and the domestic levels of analysis.
For more information, visit the Sussex European Institute site
Research Centres are interdisciplinary groupings undertaking research that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour and that has very considerable impacts.
- Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice
Children and young people who have experienced adoption are a diverse group, and there are still many important gaps in our understanding of how their well-being is influenced by their early experiences and by the adoption process itself. The Rudd Centre is being established in order to advance our understanding of the experiences leading up to and following adoption, with attention to the multiple social contexts that adopted children and young people experience -- at home, at school, in the public care system, and beyond.The Rudd Centre will aim to develop new insights into the cultural, social-relational, cognitive, and emotional processes that play a role in the development of adopted children and young people. It will draw on recent advances in developmental neuroscience and psychology in order to inform our knowledge of how separation, institutionalization, maltreatment and other trauma influence children's development.
For more information, visit the Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice site
- Centre for Advanced International Theory
CAIT invites advanced fundamental research on international politics from within and outside the discipline - including but not limited to international political theory, international historical sociology, international political economy and from all theoretical backgrounds, orthodox and heterodox - free of the requirement for direct policy relevance and reflexive of the knowledge/power nexus.
For more information, visit the Centre for Advanced International Theory site
- Centre for Byzantine Cultural History
The Sussex Centre for Byzantine Cultural History maintains a Byzantine and medieval presence at Sussex. It acts as a focal point for those interested in the history of the Mediterranean world in the Classical and medieval periods.
For more information, visit the Centre for Byzantine Cultural History site
- Centre for Coastal Research
The aim of this centre is to address the key coastal issues of climate change and sea level rise to inform management policy and practice. We do this by up-scaling our process-response research to engineering timescales. Our approach contributes to predictive modelling of coastal behaviour to assist end-users in adaptive management of the coastline. Our focus is to further understanding of coastal dynamics for sustainable development, engineering and adaptation through effective mitigation of natural hazards and risk.
For more information, visit the Centre for Coastal Research site
- Centre for Cognitive Science
COGS fosters interaction and collaboration among all those working in cognitive science at Sussex, including researchers and students in artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, neuroscience and philosophy. It is a pioneering, internationally recognised centre for interdisciplinary investigation into the nature of cognition, be it natural or artificial.
For more information, visit the Centre for Cognitive Science site
- Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics
The CCNR is in an interdisciplinary research group positioned between the Neuroscience subject group in the School of Life Sciences and the Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems group in the Department of Informatics.The aim of the CCNR is to encourage a two-way flow of ideas and methods between the Life and Computational sciences. The benefits of a cross-disciplinary approach are reflected in the nature of the research that is carried out here. Some of the research in the Centre can be characterised as Biologically-Inspired Engineering, this includes autonomous agent research and evolutionary robotics and electronics. Other research involves the modelling and analysis of biological topics such as insect navigation, neuronal circuits and evolutionary theory.
For more information, visit the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics site
- Centre for Creative and Critical Thought
Based in the School of English, the Centre for Creative and Critical Thought (CCCT) draws on not only the energies of creative and critical writing amongst faculty and students, but also on longstanding research interests at Sussex in critical theory, including deconstruction and continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, Marxism, feminism and queer theory.
For more information, visit the Centre for Creative and Critical Thought site
- Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health
Reproductive and sexual cultures are complex, lived phenomena which can only be researched through interdisciplinary and multi-method approaches. Sussex has faculty expertise in such approaches across its schools and departments (anthropology, sociology, gender studies, arts and humanities, health sciences, development).
For more information, visit the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health site
- Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies
The Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies at Sussex is one of the foremost interdisciplinary institutions of its kind in Britain. Consisting of distinguished and committed academics from the School of English and Departments of History and Art History, as well as a thriving postgraduate community drawn from across the country and the world, the Centre covers most aspects of early modern study and is currently undergoing a new expansion into the medieval period.
For more information, visit the Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies site
- Centre for Gender Studies
Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary subject taught across many of the Schools within the University. Sussex boasts a broad field of expertise in this subject, which makes for fresh and innovative content and a variety of approaches to teaching and learning. The Centre for Gender Studies, which draws all this expertise together, is based in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology.
For more information, visit the Centre for Gender Studies site
- Centre for German-Jewish Studies
The Centre for German Jewish Studies seeks to deepen understanding of the German Jewish experience from the early modern period through the Shoah and its subsequent reconstruction. Located in the School of History, the Centre builds on Sussex's long-standing tradition of interdisciplinary cultural history, with a view towards inviting interested colleagues across the Humanities and Social Sciences to develop strengths in the study of Jewish cultures.
For more information, visit the Centre for German-Jewish Studies site
- Centre for Global Political Economy
The Centre for Global Political Economy at Sussex was launched in 2000 to fill an important gap in the theory and practice of International Political Economy. The Centre's current work applies this broad approach to a number of themes of central importance to the contemporary global political economy: including trade and finance; environment and development; labour and social movements. Our regional expertise includes East Asia, Latin America, Africa and India and we have partnerships with many research and activist institutions in those regions.
For more information, visit the Centre for Global Political Economy site
- Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research
Located within the Department of Education in the School of Education and Social Work, the research centre CHEER has been established to consolidate higher education research and scholarship at the University of Sussex.
For more information, visit the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research site
- Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing
The Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing brings together research, scholarship and expertise on wellbeing and builds on growth in academic research and service development in this area. The Centre is working to establish itself as a leading interdisciplinary, innovative and international centre in the field and includes research clusters on wellbeing in relation to health and mental health, ageing, children, place, spirituality, cultural diversity and migration.
- Centre for Intellectual History
The University of Sussex has long been an important national and international centre for research in intellectual history. At its foundation, intellectual history at Sussex brought together faculty from disparate areas in the arts and social sciences (Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Classics, Sociology, Politics, and Theology). Intellectual history has thrived at Sussex because of the University's traditional focus upon interdisciplinarity, and the Sussex Centre for Intellectual History's task is to maintain this tradition. The Centre continues the tradition of investigation into political, economic, and social thought and its connections with literature from early modern to modern times in Britain and in Europe. While maintaining a focus on the national and international history of social, political and economic thought, the Centre has sought to broaden the agenda to include the history of philosophy and science and their connections with religious thought. We maintain a broad European perspective in these areas through recent and current work on Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Scandinavian, Scottish, and Swiss topics. The transfer of ideas internationally and across continents is also a central concern of the centre.
For more information, visit the Centre for Intellectual History site
- Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Diversity (LEAD)
The Centre for Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity (LEAD) is committed to the production, dissemination, and application of research investigating the nature and consequences of leadership. Because power often carries the weight of social responsibility, a comprehensive and socially-relevant examination of leadership theory and practice must also include ethics at its core. As societies become increasingly multi-cultural, it also becomes important to understand the factors that create or impede diverse representation at all levels of organisational hierarchy, particularly top positions of leadership.
For more information, visit the Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Diversity (LEAD) site
- Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research
Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture. Life stories capture the relation between the individual and society, the local and the national, the past and present and the public and private experience. Research involves grappling with theories of memory, relationship and self representation, and with debates about literacy and orality. Many disciplines contribute to the field, including history, sociology, anthropology, literary philosophy, cultural studies and psychology. Life history and life writing researchers present their work in many forms. As well as academic publications, we contribute to radio and television documentaries, auto/biographical drama, reminiscence work, digital and video presentations and exhibitions. Life history and life writing research is, of necessity, concerned with ethics and power relationships, and with the potential for advocacy and empowerment.
For more information, visit the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research site
- Centre for Material Digital Culture
The Centre for Material Digital Culture and Digital Humanities (MDC/DH) is an inter-disciplinary research centre exploring multiple aspects of digital transformation. A central focus is on critical theorization and empirical exploration of relationships between computational technologies and the societies and cultures into which they are emerging ¿ and which they are co-evolving. The Centre includes researchers from media sociology, media arts, software studies, anthropology, computer science, cultural studies, science studies, English, history and archive studies, digital humanities and medical humanities.
For more information, visit the Centre for Material Digital Culture site
- Centre for Modernist Studies
The Centre for Modernist Studies brings together faculty and students to explore key questions relating to the cultural forms of Modernism. Researchers in English, History, American Studies, History of Art, Film and Media, Music, and Philosophy contribute to an ongoing programme of conferences, seminars, readings and performances.
For more information, visit the Centre for Modernist Studies site
- Centre for Photography and Visual Culture
The Centre for Photography and Visual Culture forges new connections among different areas of knowledge that involve many visual experiences and visual encounters. Our research ranges across the visual's wide terrain: from the theorisation of the image in classical civilization, to digital aesthetics, to the image's political force. By exploring the difficult and hesitant spaces between established disciplines, we aim to facilitate both new and long-forgotten conversations. Not only do we open up new spaces for scholarly exchange within the humanities disciplines of art history, English, philosophy, film studies and photography theory, but we are also developing innovative research projects arising from neglected affinities among the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. We also remain firmly committed to the involvement of practicing artists and writers in our conversations and projects.
For more information, visit the Centre for Photography and Visual Culture site
- Centre for Poverty and Inequality Research
The Centre for Poverty and Inequality Research conducts research into all aspects of inequality and poverty: their meaning and measurement, causes and consequences, in both developing and developed countries. Building on the rich history of the former Poverty Research Unit at Sussex (PRUS), CPIR brings together researchers across the University of Sussex, and aims to create partnerships with governments, international organisations, other academic institutions and NGOs. CPIR draws on the interdisciplinary approach and values that Sussex embodies to generate impact through world-class research.
For more information, visit the Centre for Poverty and Inequality Research site
- Centre for Research in Creative and Performing Arts
The Centre for Research in Creative and Performing Arts works to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and to connect current work and thinking in the creative and performing arts with research across all Schools at the University of Sussex. It seeks to enable practitioners, research students, scholars and theorists to work together on projects producing new experience, new knowledge or new understanding in the fields of creative and performing arts.
For more information, visit the Centre for Research in Creative and Performing Arts site
- Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre
The Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT) is a national and international centre for research and development in the practice and theory of contemporary opera, music-based theatre and other related forms of sonic or multimedia performance. The Centre promotes innovative artistic and critical practices across a range of forms through academic programmes, creative, theoretical and historical research projects, and research collaborations with relevant professional and educational partners.
For more information, visit the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre site
- Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research
The Centre is intended to advance the international profile and impact of research on innovative inter-disciplinary and inter-professional approaches to social work and allied relationship-based 'social' professions. In particular, the Centre will enable innovation in the advancement of theory, methodology and policy and practice impact at the intersection of the 'social', 'political', 'legal', 'psychological', 'health' and other cognate disciplinary perspectives which inform social work and align it to other professional interventions. The overall aim is to ensure our cross-disciplinary collaborative research is placed centre-stage in the process of activating the social rights, citizenship, health and wellbeing of those most vulnerable to social injustice and the harm this causes.
- Centre for Social and Political Thought
The Centre for Social and Political Thought (formerly the Centre for Critical Social Theory) was established in 1997, as an interdisciplinary centre for research spanning social sciences and the humanities. It represents Sussex University's longstanding tradition in critical theory, European philosophy and Social theory, and radical, cutting-edge thinking. Research in the Centre is diverse but is committed to critical social theory broadly construed. More specifically, research at the Centre is focused around the following interests: Hegel, Marx & the Frankfurt School Cosmopolitanism Modernity Contemporary Political Philosophy Race Critical Theory Feminist Social Theory Socialist & Anarchist Thought The Unconscious & Social and Political Thought
For more information, visit the Centre for Social and Political Thought site
- Centre for World Environmental History
The Centre for World Environmental History (CWEH) specialises in the environmental history of the tropics. It is the only Centre in Britain and Europe with the capability to do so. As a distinctive named discipline Environmental History is a relatively young subject, which has roots in historical geography, historical ecology and the history of material culture. It draws widely from the sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
For more information, visit the Centre for World Environmental History site
- Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (Economics)
The Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (CARIS) was established in 2006 and conducts research in all areas related to regional integration - feasibility, scope and effect both in developed and developing countries. Its main aim is to examine the impact of regional trade agreements and preferences on the economies involved in the agreements, those excluded, and also on the interaction between such preferential arrangements and the multilateral trading system.
For more information, visit the Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (Economics) site
- Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence
The Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence is the focal point for research in queer studies at the University of Sussex. Founded over twenty years ago, the Centre gained international acclaim by pioneering the field of queer studies. Today, we continue to bring together faculty, undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton, and members of the Brighton community, to create a thriving network of enquiry, dialogue and experimentation.
For more information, visit the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence site
- Crime Research Centre
The Centre for the Study of Crime brings people together from a variety of disciplines, focused on research into ‘crime’ broadly conceived. This includes experts from law, sociology, criminology, politics, psychology, and international development. The Centre will take a leading role in shaping research, engaging in debate, as well as looking to engage in reform exercise and the spreading of good practice.
- Harvard Sussex Program
HSP is an inter-university collaboration for research, communication and training in support of informed public policy towards chemical and biological weapons. The Program links research groups at Harvard University in the United States and the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. It began formally in 1990, building on two decades of earlier collaboration between its co-directors.
For more information, visit the Harvard Sussex Program site
- Sensor Technology Research Centre
The Sensor Technology Research Centre is a world leading centre focusing on electric and magnetic sensor technologies and their applications. Our research activity includes the fundamentals of sensor operation, mobile communications and networks, modelling of measurement scenarios and application specific projects. These applications are very broad, ranging from electrophysiological monitoring to security, forensics and materials characterisation for the semiconductor industry. In mobile communications, we focus on wireless networks and embedded systems to accomplish communication for a variety of applications.
For more information, visit the Sensor Technology Research Centre site
- Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre (SARIC)
The SARIC includes faculty researchers based at the University of Sussex as well as clinicians from the Sussex Partnership NIH Foundation Trust. The SARIC aims not only at improving our understanding of the neurobiology of drug and alcohol addiction but also, by pursuing a translational approach extending into clinical intervention, at making a meaningful impact on the daily lives of individuals with substance misuse problems and their families.
For more information, visit the Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre (SARIC) site
- Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research
SCSR is an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to supporting research, and informing public and policy debate, on issues of conflict and security. Its ambition is to advance understanding of, and to challenge established orthodoxies on, conflict and security, through rigorous and theoretically reflective scholarship and engagement.
For more information, visit the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research site
- Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies
Formed in 2006, the Centre is a new site for consolidating the current and historical work that has been long-established at the University since its inception 40 years ago. Cultural Studies at Sussex has enjoyed an international reputation for decades, and we recently decided to formalise our research in a centre in order to work more effectively with each other in a supportive, collegiate environment.
For more information, visit the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies site
- Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research
The Sussex Law School's Research Centre for Responsibilities, Rights and the Law was launched in July 2008. The aim of the Centre is to facilitate and develop doctrinal, theoretical and empirical research into responsibilities, rights and the law nationally, in the European Union and internationally. The Centre is thus distinctive in exploring aspects of human rights from a variety of perspectives along with questions of responsibility. The Centre's work is organised around four established research themes: Family Responsibilities Corporate Social Responsibility Human Rights International Law The Centre also supports the development of research examining law from the perspective of rights or responsibilities including criminal law and justice, corporate social responsibility, international law, international human rights, minority rights, gender justice, environmental law.
For more information, visit the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research site
- Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption
The Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption takes an interdisciplinary approach to analysing what corruption is, where and why it flourishes and also what (most importantly) can be done to counteract it.
For more information, visit the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption site
- Sussex Drug Discovery Centre
The Sussex Drug Discovery Centre (originally the Translational Drug Discovery Group) was established in 2011 as part of a major strategic investment within the School of Life Sciences. The group comprises medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology laboratories and plays a pivotal role in the School's translational research strategy which aims to translate a fundamental understanding of disease processes and molecular targets, whether that knowledge resides within the University of Sussex or in UK-based and international academic and industrial institutions, into novel drugs.
For more information, visit the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre site
- The Sussex Energy Group
The Sussex Energy Group undertakes academically rigorous, inter-disciplinary research that engages with policy-makers and practitioners. The aim of our research is to identify ways of achieving the transition to sustainable, low carbon energy systems whilst addressing other important policy objectives such as energy security. We have funding from a diverse array of sources. We are core partner in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and part of the UK Energy Research Centre.
For more information, visit the The Sussex Energy Group site
- UK Trade Policy Observatory
The UK Trade Policy observatory (UKTPO), is a partnership between the University of Sussex, which has the largest concentration of economic, legal and international relations scholars with trade policy expertise and experience in Britain and Chatham House. Established in June 2016, the Observatory provides independent expert comment and analysis of trade policy proposals for the UK, as well as training for British policy makers and negotiators through tailored training packages. The UKTPO is committed to engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders to ensure that the UK’s international trading environment is reconstructed in a manner that benefits all in Britain and is fair to Britain, the EU and the world.
- Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research
The Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research contributes towards improving the health of some of the world¿s poorest people by equipping high-calibre researchers to undertake excellent research that will impact on important, locally relevant global health problems. The centre supports the development of low- and middle income researchers in genomic science within a framework that addresses the ethical, legal and social implications of such research for individuals and their communities.
For more information, visit the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research site
Confronting these great challenges requires an understanding of the complex web of scientific, socio-economic, political, technological and policy processes. Climate@sussex brings together world leading researchers from the University of Sussex and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) in a multi-disciplinary programme of research and teaching to improve our understanding of how climate change is developing, the impacts on people and the implications for policy and action.
For more information, visit the climate@sussex site
Regional Research Centres are interdisciplinary groupings undertaking regionally-based research that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour and that has very considerable impacts. They also host research-led undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, which enable our students to develop regional expertise; and they are the focal point for the University's international strategy of engagement with the regions themselves, through international student recruitment, researcher and student exchanges, institutional partnerships, and research collaboration.
- Sussex Africa Centre
The Sussex Africa Centre is a focal point for research and exchange of ideas among faculty and postgraduate students. It provides a hub for cutting edge scholarship and runs a lively programme of events, including visiting speakers and postgraduate workshops.
For more information, visit the Sussex Africa Centre site
- Sussex Asia
The Sussex Asia Centre is a focal point for inter-disciplinary research on Asia. It seeks to promote the exchange of critical ideas relating to Asia and its conceptualisation as a region.The Centre provides a hub for cutting edge scholarship and public debate. It runs a lively programme of events, including talks by visiting speakers, PhD workshops, and specially themed research roundtables.
For more information, visit the Sussex Asia site
- Sussex Centre for American Studies
The Sussex Center for American Studies (SCAS) connects scholars and students for disciplinary and interdisciplinary work and collaborative projects, promoting networking (internally and externally) and knowledge exchange in American Studies. We provide an institutional platform for grant applications and the development of postgraduate research and postdoctoral fellowship activity in the field. More generally, SCAS serves as a forum to project American research at Sussex on diverse levels: sponsoring public events at the University and elsewhere, hosting academic visitors from other universities and engaging in public dissemination and discussion.
For more information, visit the Sussex Centre for American Studies site
- The Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex
The Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex (MENACS) brings together scholars and students researching the Middle East and North Africa from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives spread across the humanities and social sciences. It leverages multiple new hires – including a philosopher and an anthropologist studying Islam and five historians studying the Middle East, North Africa, and Israel from differing perspectives – to consolidate, advance, and broaden research, teaching, and engagement activities that would otherwise be fragmented across a disciplinary-focused departments. It is a focal point for international engagement with and about the Middle East and North Africa. In support of its mission to facilitate collaborative research and teaching, as well as support research students, it runs a programme of events including visiting speakers and postgraduate workshops. The MENACS website is under development.
In addition, the University campus is home to the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications.