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  • 25 August 2005
  • Sussex ranked again among world's top universities

    The University of Sussex has maintained its strong position as one of the world's leading universities, according to an annual league table. It continues to be ranked  among the top 150 in the world, the top 60 in Europe and the top 15 in the UK in a 2005 survey by the Institute of Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong.


    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 2. It is also the highest-ranking European institution. Sharing Sussex's ranking in the league are the universities of Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow.


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



    Notes for editors 

    University of Sussex Press office contacts; Jacqui Bealing or Maggie Clune, Tel: 01273 678888, email

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