About The University of Essex
We are a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected.
We are committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning experience which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.
Tenacious, bold, challenging: this is what it means to be part of the University of Essex community. From pioneering research which informs social change, to student activism which began in the 1960s, and continues to this day, we have never accepted the status quo.
Our teaching is informed by research, we arm our students with the knowledge and courage to change the world for the better, and to pursue a lifelong journey of exploration. Essex is a genuine global community. With more than 130 countries represented within our student body, and 40% of our students from overseas, we are one of the most internationally-diverse universities in the UK.
Internationalism is in our DNA. Our teaching and research is founded on global issues and internationally-focused initiatives including Languages for All and Study Abroad equip our students with the skills they need to be truly global citizens. We value original, relevant independent research that asks difficult questions.
Our commitment to excellence has placed us ninth in the UK in the most recent national assessment of research. We are recognised as a world-leader in the social sciences and hold the only Regius Professorship for political science, awarded by HM The Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
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