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University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is in the village of Falmer, near Brighton & Hove.

The university offers a 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 was based on a schools system which underwent a major restructuring as of August 1, 2003. Since its founding in the 1960s, there had been up to a dozen schools of studies, with an inter-disciplinary focus chosen to "reshape the map of learning." Examples included "African and Asian Studies" (AFRAS) and "Cognitive and Computing Sciences" (COGS). The restructuring has replaced these with six schools following traditional departmental lines:

The university is also home to the Mass-Observation project and archive.

Table of contents
1 Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors
2 Address
3 External links

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 -)


University of Sussex

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