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Universities, colleges and centres of excellence

Businesses in the Gatwick Diamond have access to a range of high quality universities, colleges and centres of excellence, with an extensive track record of working with the private sector.


  • Crawley College has five campuses in the Gatwick Diamond.  It provides an extensive range of skills training for businesses and its University Centre delivers higher education training in engineering, computing, childcare, teaching and a range of professional and vocational courses such as human resources, management, purchasing, health & social care, hospitality and salon management. Central Sussex is a National Academy Lead Hub for Environmental Technologies.


  • Roffey Park is an internationally renowned leadership and management institute based in Horsham.  It specialises in leadership, organisational development, human resources and coaching and it provides executive education and research to many of the world’s leading companies and organisations.


  • The University of Brighton works closely with business on product research and development, staff training and development, innovation, and developing small and medium enterprises. It also has a business school offering undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes, as well as students for work placements.


  • The University of Sussex works closely with the business community, government and third sector organisations to develop business solutions and to create opportunities for mutually beneficial knowledge transfer partnerships.  Its Department of Business and Management offers undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes. The University of Sussex has achieved ‘world class’ research rankings in a range of subjects, including biomedical sciences, art & design and European Studies.



A little further away are the University of Portsmouth, Chichester College, Northbrook College, and the University of Chichester.

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