The University of Brighton can trace its origins back to 1859 when the new School of Art opened in the coastal town, with just 110 pupils.
After becoming Brighton Polytechnic and, in the late 1970s, merging with the East Sussex College of Higher Education, the institution gained university status in 1992. It focuses on professional education.
In 2006, the University of Brighton teamed up with engineering company Ricardo UK to open the Sir Harry RIcardo Laboratories, which carries out extensive research into - among other things - internal combustion engines and laser-based measurement techniques.
Five years later, in 2011, the university founded the University of Brighton Doctoral College, which oversees postgraduate research. It now has a community of more than 500 postgraduate research students.
In the same year, the institution’s International College welcomed its first students. The college provides programmes that prepare international students for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The university now has more than 20,000 students across its five campuses, which are located not only in Brighton, where there are three, but also in Eastbourne and Hastings.
Engineering & technology
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Arts & humanities
Art, Performing Arts & Design
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
History, Philosophy & Theology
Clinical, pre-clinical & health
Business & economics
Business & Management
Economics & Econometrics
Accounting & Finance
Communication & Media Studies
Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
Mathematics & Statistics
Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
Agriculture & Forestry
Brighton University Established / Founded: 1992
Locations and Campus: 3 in Brighton and 1 in Eastbourne
Region: Brighton, Sussex
Notable University Departments: 5 faculties - Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Faculty of Education and Sport, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Management and Information Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Nationalities and Diversity: 1300 international students from 105 countries
Number of Staff at Brighton University: 2,100