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  • 9 September 2004
  • Sussex ranked among world’s top universities

    The University of Sussex's global reputation for academic excellence continues to grow, as shown by a new league table that ranks it among the top 150 universities in the world.

    The survey, by the Institute of Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, also places Sussex in the top 60 of European universities and in the top 15 of the UK.

    Vice-Chancellor Professor Alasdair Smith says: "I am delighted that the high quality of teaching and research at Sussex has been recognised by this objective international study, which confirms the basis of our strong international reputation."

    Researchers produced the results after looking at 1,000 institutions worldwide. The top 500 universities were ranked according to the quality of education, the quality of faculty and their research output.

    Information such as the numbers of Nobel prize winners among faculty and students, and citations and articles, were also taken into account.

    The world's top university, according to the survey, is Harvard. Cambridge is the highest UK entry at number 3. It is also the highest-ranking European institution.  

    Sharing Sussex's ranking in the league are the universities of Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow.


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    For more information, contact Jacqui Bealing or  Maggie Clune, Tel: 01273 678888,,

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