US mini logoHome | A-Z Index | People | Reference | Contact us

Press release

  • 2 May 2007

Sussex climbs higher and Chemistry hits no 1 in university guide rankings

The University of Sussex has scored high marks in a leading national universities league table, published this week.

Several University of Sussex departments earned a top-ten placing, with the Department of Chemistry claiming the No 1 spot - beating both Oxford and Cambridge as the best department for the subject in the UK.

Professor Andrew Smith, head of the Department of Chemistry at University of Sussex, says: "This position endorses the University's decision to maintain mainstream chemistry and the chemistry department continues to expand and improve undergraduate experience of chemistry at Sussex. We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students, as our position reflects both the quality and success of our undergraduates at Sussex."

The University of Sussex was ranked at 24 in The Guardian's University Guide league table survey, 12 places up on its 2006 entry (published Tuesday, 1 May). Overall, 20 academic departments at Sussex were ranked in the top 25 in the UK, with Neuroscience, American Studies and Anthropology all in the top 10.

The latest ranking follows on continued success in national and international league tables. The University of Sussex is currently ranked in the UK's top 20 universities, in Europe's top 50 and is placed within the top 150 higher education institutions worldwide (The Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings 2006).

Notes for editors


Press office contacts: Jacqui Bealing and Maggie Clune. Tel: 01273 678 888 or email

Useful links

Site maintained by: Web team Disclaimer | Feedback