University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (abbreviated as UEA) is an English public research university located in the city of Norwich. Established in 1963, the university comprises 4 faculties and 28 schools of study. Situated to the south-west of the city of Norwich, the university campus is approximately 320 acres (1.3 km2) in size.

In 2012 the University was named the 10th best university in the world under 50 years old, and 3rd within the United Kingdom. In national league tables the university has most recently been ranked 14th in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times, 20th by The Guardian and 16th by The Complete University Guide. The university also ranked 1st for student satisfaction by the Times Higher Education magazine in 2013.

Situated in the heart of East Anglia, we’re within easy reach via public transport, with links from London and surrounding counties. London is only two hours away by train or car, and Norwich International Airport is only 15 minutes from the city centre and has links worldwide via four daily flights to Amsterdam.

UEA’s academic thinking has been distinctive from the word go. With its motto of ‘do different’ and focus on interdisciplinary across subjects, UEA has continued to be academically innovative throughout its development. Recently awarded the number one spot in the Times Higher Education Student Experience survey, the university continues to build on its reputation as a first-class education provider.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published on 18 December 2014, showed that over 82% of the University’s research activity was deemed to be “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. UEA was ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output and 21st overall amongst all mainstream British institutions – a rise of 12 places since the last assessment in 2008

The Climatic Research Unit, founded in 1972 by Hubert Lamb in the School of Environmental Sciences has been an early centre of work for climate change research. Publications include the recent 2008 Climatic Research Unit study on anthropogenic polar warming. The School was also stated to be “the strongest in the world” by the Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, Sir David King during a lecture at the John Innes Centre in 2005.

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