Sussex maintains a top spot in university world rankings

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

The 2011 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 jointly 11th in the UK.

University of Sussex Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Farthing, said: "Sussex is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world. We will continue to look at ways in which we can further develop our global reputation as a centre for research excellence and as an institution that welcomes talented students from around the world."

Now in its seventh year, ARWU bases its rankings on six criteria, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, the number of articles published in the journals of Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index - Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.

 More than 1000 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published.

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Last updated: Monday, 15 August 2011