In the ranking of the best universities in the world QS University of Sussex took first place in the research activity in Development Studies. The championship in this ranking reflects the high academic reputation, the quality and relevance of international research carried out at Sussex University, including its structural divisions: the School of global studies, Research Department for science policy, Center for international education and Institute for research development (Institute of Development Studies).
The ranking of the best universities in the world QS is drawn up in 2004 and evaluates more than 3,000 universities on 36 criteria, including development activities, to prospective students can find and compare leading universities of the world, given the desired specialization.
Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University, commented: "the University of Sussex with a long and rich tradition in the field of Development Studies and the various departments of the University are working closely to conduct innovative and relevant research, attracting the strongest students from around the world. We must continue to build on this success, especially in light of the fact that after 2015 we move into a new era in which research in the field of development will play a key role in the rethinking of global development".
Development Studies at the University of Sussex addressed the most important and topical issues: for example, reducing inequalities, sustainable development, construction, construction of safe and acceptable for all companies in a rapidly changing world.
Institute of Development Studies University of Sussex is also famous for its short training courses and seminars, and deployed post-graduate training programs, including specialized courses and postgraduate studies, within which students gain analytical and practical skills necessary for research activities.