Research at Sussex
Our research is contributing new knowledge, ideas and solutions, which is leading to real change in the world and making a difference to people’s lives.
We’re proud of our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) – 89% of research activity submitted was categorised as either ‘world-leading’ (40.6%) or ‘internationally excellent’ (48.4%).
See our REF 2021 results, learn the basics and discover our stories.
Changing the future with development research
We are delighted to be ranked number one in the world for Development Studies for the sixth year running (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).
The interdisciplinary nature of our research embraces our pioneering spirit, as we tackle the new and emerging challenges facing us all. This research shapes the student experience as we all seek to make change.
Shining a light on the impact of pesticides on bees
Professor Dave Goulson’s research into the impact of pesticides on bumblebees has been widely cited in the media, and has led governments to take action to better protect insects.
World's first global podoconiosis map
Dr Kebede Deribe, an epidemiologist at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, has been leading efforts to create a global map of podoconiosis.
The Global Atlas will provide public health officials and policy makers with vital information needed to treat patients.
Computers that could change our lives
Scientists at Sussex have developed the world’s first blue print for building a quantum computer.
Sussex researchers find pesticide use is linked to garden bird decline
House sparrows (down 70% since the 1970s) especially affected by herbicides containing glyphosate
Sussex researchers use Artificial Intelligence to personalise cancer patient treatments
University of Sussex develop novel method of identifying the genes that are critical to a cancer cell’s survival using AI
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