University of Sussex

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University in Brighton and Hove, UK

About University of Sussex

By James Barham, PhD

The University of Sussex was established by royal charter in 1961 in the village of Falmer, in the eastern portion of the sprawling South Downs National Park, just north of the seaside city of Brighton, in the county of East Sussex.

From very modest beginnings, Sussex has developed today into a major research university divided into ten schools of study, as well as a respected Institute of Development Studies. It has a student body of more than 21,000.

Sussex is associated with five Nobel laureates, namely,

  • Physicist, Anthony Leggett
  • Chemists, Archer Norman, John Cornforth & Harry Kroto
  • Geneticist, Paul Nurse

Other prominent Sussex–connected people include the following:

  • Philosopher, Margaret Boden
  • Philosopher and intellectual historian, Knud Haakonssen
  • Novelist, Ian McEwan
  • Cosmologists, Martin Reese, John Gribbin & John D. Barrow
  • Physicist, Dimitri Nanopoulos
  • Biochemist, Laurence Pearl
  • Evolutionary biologist, John Maynard Smith
  • Literary scholar, Peter France
  • Literary theorist, Gabriel Josipovici
  • Byzantine scholar, Robin Milner-Gulland
  • Historians, Peter Burke & Maurice Howard
  • Psychologist, Brian Bates
  • Economists, Donald Winch, Mariana Mazzucato, Michael Lipton, Christopher Freeman & Richard Jolly
  • Former Botswanan President, Festus Mogae
  • Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki
  • Current Costa Rican President, Carlos Alvarado Quesada

According to Wikipedia, The University of Sussex is a public research university located in Falmer, East Sussex, England, it is mostly within the city boundaries of Brighton and Hove but spills into the Lewes District in its eastern fringe. Its large campus site is surrounded by the South Downs National Park and is around from central Brighton. The university received its Royal Charter in August 1961, the first of the plate glass university generation, and was a founding member of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities.

What Is University of Sussex Known For?

University of Sussex is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of Sussex's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are University of Sussex's Most Influential Alumni?

University of Sussex's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Psychology, Sociology, and Economics. Here are some of University of Sussex's most famous alumni:

Norman Davies
Norman Davies
A British historian.
Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan
A British author.
Bernard Coard
A Grenadian Deputy Prime Minister in the People's Revolutionary Government of the New Jewel Movement.
John Gribbin
John Gribbin
A British science writer.
Kim Newman
Kim Newman
An English novelist.
Robert Bernasconi
Robert Bernasconi
A British philosopher.
Paul Gilroy
Paul Gilroy
A Scholar of the Black diaspora and culture.
A.C. Grayling
A.C. Grayling
An English philosopher.
Clive Hamilton
Clive Hamilton
An Australian public intellectual.
Dimitri Nanopoulos
Dimitri Nanopoulos
A Greek physicist.
Albie Sachs
Albie Sachs
A South African anti-Apartheid activist leader, author and judge of the Constitutional Court.
Raj Rajaratnam
An American businessman.

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