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Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Over 90 per cent of Sussex research activity was rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised, confirming the University among the leading 30 research universities in the UK, on a simple average across all scores. 18 subjects rank in the top 20 for research in the UK, across the arts, sciences and social sciences, with American studies ranked number 1 in the UK, Politics number 2, and Art history number 3.

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Where’s the evidence on performance-related pay for teachers? Monkey Business Images/www.shutterstock.com

Can a 2% pay rise motivate top teachers?

Attracting high-performing graduates into the profession might work better than performance-related pay.
Protomognathus americanus, the slave-making ant. © AntWeb.org, via Wikimedia Commons

Slave ants and their masters are locked in a deadly relationship

Ants have a reputation of being industrious hard-working animals, sacrificing their own benefit for the good of the colony. They live to serve their queen and take care of all essential tasks including…
Spot the biggest. Rutherford Observatory

How big is the biggest star we have ever found?

The universe is such a big place that it is easy to get baffled by the measurements that astronomers make. The size of UY Scuti, possibly one of the largest stars we have observed to date, is certainly…

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