It is located on the edge of the city of Brighton and Hove. Taking its name from the historic county of Sussex, the university received its Royal Charter in August 1961. The university was shortlisted for ‘University of the Year’ in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards. Sussex was a founding member of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities promoting excellence in research and teaching.
Sussex counts 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 faculty. 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 Guardian university guide 2013 placed Sussex joint 27th, and the Times Good University Guide 2012 ranks Sussex 14th. The 2012/13 Academic Ranking of World Universities placed The University within the top 14 in the United Kingdom and in the top 100 internationally.
Sussex receives students from 120 countries and maintains links with research universities including Harvard University, Yale University, Georgetown University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Paris-Sorbonne University, and University of Toronto.
University of Sussex research articles from Innovation Toronto
- SkinHaptics: Ultrasound Focused in the Hand Create Tactile Sensation – April 14, 2016
- Leap towards ultra-secure communication and incorporating quantum devices directly into laptops and cell phones – March 21, 2016
- Scientists determine how to control parasite without harming bees – January 26, 2016
- From science fiction to reality – sonic tractor beam invented – October 29, 2015
- Flower-enriched farms boost bee populations – March 24, 2015
- The Most Dangerous Word in Tech | innovation – April 13, 2014
- Climate change: Apocalyptish
- Will driverless cars mean computer crashes?
- A medical monitor that does not intrude