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University of Brighton

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Brighton University is a public university based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings on the south coast of England. Its roots can be traced back to 1858, when the Royal Pavilion opened the Brighton School of Art. It became a university in 1992. In 2006, the University of Brighton teamed up with the engineering company Ricardo UK to open the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories, which carries out extensive research on, among other things, internal combustion engines and laser-based measurement techniques. Five years later, in 2011, the University founded the Brighton Doctoral College, which oversees postgraduate research. It now has a community of over 500 postgraduate research students.

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The University of Brighton campuses are located along the south coast of England, with great transport connections to London and Europe. Trains to London are less than an hour away and Gatwick Airport is less than 30 minutes away. Brighton is a popular town for socializing, with many clubs, live music venues, stores, cafes, bars, galleries and museums. Brighton and Eastbourne are vibrant and healthy, with better than average weather, award-winning beaches and the South Downs National Park nearby.

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  • An important first point is that Brighton is formally known as the City of Brighton and Hove. The cities of Brighton and Hove established a unitary authority in 1997 and were given the status of a city by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001. Most people still find the two separate cities.
  • A well-known landmark in Brighton is the iconic Duke of York cinema – considered to be the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain, providing a cosy, immersive atmosphere to watch the latest releases and re-runs of classics.
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