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Since the University of Sussex was founded in the 1960s, their subject strengths have reflected a strong commitment to engage with the world. Sussex strives for an international outlook - to help carry out world-class research, to recruit the highest quality students and faculty, to prepare graduates for the global employment market and to inspire staff and students to make a difference in the world.
They work in partnership with many of the worlds leading universities and receive students from 120 countries. Around 20 per cent of students come from outside the UK, while the teaching community comprises staff from 50 nations. Sussex are also determined that our UK students graduate with a world view. Thats why one in seven of undergraduates spend part of their degree overseas.
The Times Higher Education Supplement places Sussex 166th in its world rankings, with high rankings for international staff and research. National league tables have put many subjects in the UKs top 10 or 20 ï¿½V including business and management, engineering, media, computer sciences, politics and international relations.
In the UKs most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 18 departments were ranked in the UKs top 20, with over 90 per cent of research activity rated as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. The quality of research is reflected in the funding they receive from industry, research agencies and government, which represents around 20 per cent of income.
The global alumni network is a tribute to the passion, creativity and determination of Sussex graduates. You can count leaders in academia, business, media, politics and public service amongst former students, with prominent graduates including:
* Shamshad Akhtar, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan
* Helen Boaden, Director of BBC News
* Thabo Mebki, former President of South Africa
* Ian McEwan, Booker Prize-winning novelist
* Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana
* Zhang Xin, property developer and co-founder of SOHO China
* Hilary Benn, UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs