Times Higher Education magazine has named the University of Sussex as one of the top 50 international universities in the world.
The magazine placed the University at joint 46th place alongside the University of Sydney in their Global University rankings, a nine place improvement on last year.
The annual research conducted by Times Higher Education ranks universities according to the percentage of international staff they employ, number of international students and proportion of research papers published with a co-author from at least one other overseas university.
Marcus Williams, the University’s Director of Student Recruitment, said: “This clearly demonstrates the internationalism that has run through our core since our inception. To be within the top 50 of this prestigious international ranking is no mean feat.
“We are rightly proud of the contribution our international students and staff make to our teaching and learning experience and to our research environment at Sussex. Our One World Week celebrations in spring 2015 will once again celebrate the richness and diversity of our international campus community.
“Our international performance is also reflected in the fact that, between 2009 and 2014, we demonstrated the most improved recruitment performance (at undergraduate level) of any research-intensive university, while also welcoming a 40 per cent increase in overseas doctoral students.
“The University’s strategic plan strengthens our commitment to internationalisation by further developing broad and deep international partnerships with some of the world’s leading research-led universities.”