University of Essex
Ranked 34 in UK
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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.

Our first 50 years have been shaped by life-changing experiences, internationally-recognised research discoveries and, at times, riotous challenges. Find out how we’re celebrating our50th anniversary and how you can join the celebrations.

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. 

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary we have laid out ambitious plans for our future, fortifying our founding principles of excellence in teaching and excellence in research and striving for the very best in everything that we do.

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