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University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is one of two universities in Brighton & Hove, a city on the south coast of England, the other being the University of Brighton.

The university offers a very wide scope of degree programmes. It is particularly noted for its work in molecular sciences (faculty include Sir Harry Kroto) and also in computing (particularly Artificial Intelligence and HCI).

The university is based on a schools system, consisting of:

  • AFRAS - African and Asian Studies
  • BIOLS - Biological Sciences
  • CCS - Cultural and Community Studies
  • COGS - Cognitive and Computing Sciences
  • EAM - English and American Studies
  • EIT - Engineering and Information Technology
  • EURO - European Studies
  • SLS - Sussex Law School
  • SMS - School of Mathematical Sciences
  • SOC - School of Social Sciences

Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors

The present Chancellor of the University of Sussex is Lord Attenborough), the actor, who was elected as the university's fourth Chancellor on March 20, 1998. The previous Chancellor was the Duke of Richmond and Gordon[?], who had held the post since 1985.

The university has had six Vice-Chancellors:

  1. John Fulton[?] (1961 - 1967)
  2. Prof. Asa Briggs[?] (1967 - 1976)
  3. Prof. Sir Denys Wilkinson[?] (1976 - 1987)
  4. Sir Leslie Fielding[?] (1987 - 1992)
  5. Prof. Gordon Conway[?] (1992 - 1998)
  6. Prof. Alasdair Smith[?] (1998 -)


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