We are highly ranked in the UK and world league tables, and are recognised internationally for our research, teaching and outreach.

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University league table rankings

World rankings

QS World Rankings

Global Student Satisfaction Award winners – Student Diversity

We’re thrilled to have won the award for Student Diversity at the 2021 Global Student Satisfaction Awards.

This category asked students how friendly the atmosphere at their university was for people from diverse background – including different countries, cultures, religions, age, gender, and special needs.

Our ambitious internationalisation strategy seeks to be inclusive and encourage a diverse student body, and this award is recognition of that diversity.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

For REF 2021, 89% of the research we submitted was categorised ‘world-leading’ (40.6%) or ‘internationally excellent’ (48.4%).

In addition, 93% of our research impact was assessed to be ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ – up from 80.7% in 2014.

View all our REF results and learn more about REF 2021.

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