University of Sussex ranks 21st in UK University Rankings

The university was also ranked 160th globally

The Times Higher Education have released their World University Rankings for 2021, ranking The University of Sussex at 160th place.

The ranking, which includes over 1,500 universities from 93 different countries and regions, assesses institutions on performance across 4 pillars: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

World University Ranking for The University of Sussex

Sussex was awarded an overall score of 56.8, placing it at 160th in the table, alongside The University of Leeds and University of Technology Sydney.

Sussex’s global ranking has slipped in recent years, dropping 14 places since 2020 (146th), and almost doubling since 2011 (79th).

Despite the underwhelming global rank, Sussex was placed 21st in the UK, above the University of Liverpool and on par with the University of Leeds. This is just one place lower than last year’s UK ranking.

When broken down by subject, European Teaching was the highest ranked (30th in 2019), although it had dropped from 22nd in 2018. Social Sciences was ranked 40th, jumping from 54th in 2018.

Life Sciences (151-175th), Physical Sciences (126-150th), and Psychology (74th) all increased in rank compared to last year’s ratings.

Business & Economics (72nd), Law (94th), and Education (201-250th) saw their rankings decrease for 2021, and Arts & Humanities (151-175th) and Computer Sciences (301-400th) did not see any change in position.

You can view the full breakdown here.