University of Sussex ranked in world’s top 250

The University of Sussex has been named as one of the world’s top 250 universities by an influential, international ranking.

Sussex has been ranked 246th in the world by the QS World University Ranking , which, along with the Times Higher Education World Rankings , is recognised as being one of the most respected sources of data on universities around the globe. Sussex is currently ranked 146th in the world in the Times Higher Education ranking.

The QS ranking is based on six criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio, ratio of international faculty members and ratio of international students.

One area of considerable improvement at Sussex was the number of academic citations achieved per faculty member, up to 141, an increase of 77 on last year.

Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said:

“It is a testament to the strength and resilience of our University that, in a time of uncertainty, we remain a stable institution, and one of the best universities in the world.

“Our Sussex 2025 vision continues to transform the way we teach, research and engage with our communities and it is more important than ever that we continue to be competitive on the global stage.”

Earlier this year, the University of Sussex was ranked the best in the world for development studies for the fourth year running , in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The Complete University Guide was also published this week, which placed Sussex at 40th in the UK and in the top 10 for three subjects: American Studies (2nd), Anthropology (5th) and Drama (7th). The guide puts Sussex in the top quartile for 11 other subjects: Accounting and Finance; Biological Sciences; Business and Management; Communication and Media Studies; English; History; Marketing; Politics; Psychology; Social Work; and Sociology.

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Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Wednesday, 10 June 2020

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