2022-23 University and research news

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University of Sussex expands award-winning, free law clinics

The University of Sussex’s award-winning law clinics, which provide free legal advice to residents, businesses and charities in and around Brighton, have reopened. Read more

Alumnus Rustom Tata (Law 1984) also recently received a University of Sussex Fellowship at winter graduation for his voluntary work with the University’s employment law clinic. Read more

Sussex announced as Education Partner for Turner Prize 2023 at Towner Eastbourne

The partnership will see the University play a key role in developing and running an arts education programme around the Turner Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for contemporary art, which is being exhibited for the first time in Sussex in 2023. Read more

New £28m Student Centre opens

The new state-of-the-art Centre (located on Refectory Road, Falmer) opened its doors on 25 April 2022. Read more and take a look inside the Centre through our video tour 

Find out more about the Facilities inside the Centre 

West Slope development underway

Nestled below the South Downs, progress on the University’s West Slope development to create new residential, learning, wellbeing and commercial spaces is well underway. Read more

Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto remembered with chemical landmark blue plaque

A chemical landmark blue plaque, awarded to the University of Sussex by the Royal Society of Chemistry, was unveiled at a special event in June 2022 to honour Professor Sir Harry Kroto’s incredible contributions to science. Read more

The Kroto Science Room, opened on the same day as the plaque unveiling, is dedicated to Sir Harry's Nobel-prize winning research. The room is open to visitors to the University and is situated in the JMS building. 

Students and staff praise brave mum who gave her body for public dissection

Medical and allied health students and staff have paid tribute to a “selfless” young mother, whose extraordinary gift to science will educate millions. Read more

Five University of Sussex academics among top 1% of most cited researchers in the world

Five professors from the University of Sussex have been recognised as world-leading researchers after being named on the Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list published in November 2022. Read more

Gillian Ruch, Professor of Social Work, was also named as one of the world's most impactful academic scholars in her field following a study looking at the top 100 contributors to social work journal scholarship. Read more

Black Cultural Archives host Sussex’s inaugural event for its Black at Sussex programme

At an intimate event, members of the University of Sussex, Black Cultural Archives and prominent figures from arts and culture came together to celebrate the first event of the University’s five-year Black at Sussex programme. Read more

Find out more about the Black at Sussex programme in a TEDx style talk

Research news

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How a seaweed second skin could transform health and fitness sensor technology

Scientists have successfully trialled new biodegradable health sensors that could change the way we experience personal healthcare and fitness monitoring technology. Read more

Sussex researchers use Artificial Intelligence to personalise cancer patient treatments

Researchers at the University of Sussex are using Artificial Intelligence technology to analyse different types of cancer cells to understand different gene dependencies and to identify genes that are critical to a cell’s survival. Read more

New framework to tackle exclusion from digital health and care services

Experts from the University of Sussex and NHS Sussex, supported by the Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Science Network, have developed a framework to help improve access to digital health and care services for those who need it the most. Read more

Sussex researchers launch new Concept Analytics Lab to investigate link between linguistics and human thinking

Sussex researchers from the Schools of Media, Arts and Humanities and Engineering and Informatics have launched the Concept Analytics Lab (CAL), which aims to understand human thinking by analysing conceptual layering in texts. Read more

University of Sussex research answers global challenges, as review identifies its ‘world-leading’ quality (REF 21)

The national independent Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021) found that the University of Sussex’s research is even more impactful than at the time of the last review in 2014. Read more

Sussex scientists make breakthrough in developing quantum computers that can solve big challenges of our time

Researchers from the University of Sussex and Universal Quantum have demonstrated for the first time that quantum bits (qubits) can directly transfer between quantum computer microchips. Read more

State-of-the-art conductive paint

Research published in Nature Communications shows that University of Sussex scientists have developed a highly conductive paint coating that mimics the network spread of a virus. Read more

What makes time fly? Sussex neuroscientists shed new light on how we perceive time

Neuroscientists have found that our brain’s perception of time passing is not based on an internal ‘clock’ but on what’s happening in our senses. Read more