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Student inventor of marine bioplastic wins James Dyson award

Product Design graduate Lucy Hughes is announced as the winner of this year’s international James Dyson Award.

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Giving babies a better start

Thanks to research at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), the outlook for premature babies around the world is much brighter.

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University of Sussex unveils plans for new campus housing and student facilities

7 January 2020

The University has submitted a planning application for a new development that will double the amount of student housing on the West Slope.


Sussex rises again in ranking of world’s greenest universities

18 December 2019

The GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities for 2019 places Sussex 13th in the world out of 780 participating universities from 85 countries.


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Sussex Professor's treaty proposal to keep fossil fuels in the ground taken to the UN

16 January 2020

A treaty proposal, developed by a University of Sussex Professor, has been presented to the UN Security Council by a former Irish President.


Call for donations to equip lab in Nigeria and help train a new generation of scientists

16 January 2020

A Sussex research fellow is calling for donations of unused or unwanted, but functional science equipment to help equip a laboratory in Nigeria.


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Small change for climate change: Why research funding to save the world needs to be drastically stepped up

16 January 2020

Between 1990 and 2018, less than 4.59% of the global funding totalling more than $1.3 trillion was spent on climate-related research.


Unused stockpiles of nuclear waste could be more useful than we might think, according to new study

10 January 2020

Sussex chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power; a breakthrough which could help reduce the burden of large-scale storage.


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