The University of Sussex is a public research university on the edge of the city of Brighton and Hove.Taking its name from the county of Sussex, the university received its Royal Charter in August 1961, and was shortlisted for 'University of the Year' in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards. Sussex is a member of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities promoting excellence in research and teaching.
Sussex has three Nobel Prize winners, 14 Fellows of the Royal Society, six Fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the Crafoord Prize among its staff. The university is currently ranked 11th in the UK, 31st in Europe, and 99th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The 2012/13 Academic Ranking of World Universities placed The University within the top 14 in the United Kingdom and in the top 150 internationally.
Sussex receives students from 120 countries and maintains links with research universities including some of the finest and most prestigeous in the world.
The Times Higher Education Supplement places Sussex 99th in its world rankings, with high rankings for our international staff and research. National league tables have put many of the subjects on offer at Sussex in the UK's top 10 or 20 - including business and management, engineering, media, computer sciences, politics and international relations. This ranks Sussex in the top percentile of all higher education institutions across the world, and has established itself firmly as a top 20 UK university.
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