8th in the world: World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking 2021 - Student Mobility and Openness
The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.
Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Over 75% of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
Individual highlights of the REF 2014 results include:
Overall, the University was placed 36th (of multi-disciplinary institutions) by grade point average (GPA).
The University of Sussex has 18,510 students (2019-20 full-time equivalent figures), of which around one-fifth are postgraduates. 65% of our student population are UK students and 35% are overseas students.
Creative thinking, diversity in our teaching, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education.
Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes informed by current research, attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and which deliver skills for life.
Sussex has developed a reputation for innovation and inspiration, and attracts leading thinkers and researchers.
In 2019/20 the University employed 3,395 staff which is equivalent to 2,615 full time employees. This incorporated 1,610 staff in a Teaching or Teaching and Research role (equivalent to 1,070 full time employees). Other staff were employed in Research only or Professional Services positions (HESA 2019/20).
We have had three Nobel Prize winners, 12 Fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize on our staff.
We are highly ranked in the UK and world league tables, and are recognised internationally for our research, teaching and outreach.
University league table rankings
QS World Rankings
In the QS World Rankings 2021, we have been:
|Avg Cost of Tuition/Year||£18,500|
|Cost of Living/Year||£11,000|
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