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Why migration deterrents don’t work: Higher walls just means longer ladders, says Professor Mike Collyer at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research.


Tackling epidemics

When Ebola emerged in 2013, it came from a place that James Fairhead, Professor of Social Anthropology at Sussex, knows very well from his years of fieldwork in the villages of Guinea.

It quickly became clear to him that the humanitarian operation had lost control because the response teams lacked knowledge of local customs and politics.

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Peter Newell, Professor of International Relations, says new alliances will help governments and businesses to adopt low-carbon energy systems.

Educating policy-makers in India

Maya Unnithan is determined to improve understanding of issues like infertility, to educate policy-makers and frontline health workers.

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Stefan Elbe, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for Global Health, explains how power relations within and between governments affect the health of nations.


Not-for-profit founder among four Sussex alumni to receive British Council awards

4 April 2019

A graduate who has tirelessly worked to improve the lives of people in marginalised communities in South Africa has received a British Council award.

University of Sussex world’s best for development studies for third year running

27 February 2019

Sussex is number one in the world for development studies for the third consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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