Nearly 90 per cent of our research was rated of international excellence in the latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise, with over 50 per cent ‘world leading', and Norwich has the fourth greatest concentration of ‘most highly cited researchers' in the UK, after London, Oxford and Cambridge - thanks to the University and its Norwich Research Park partners.
"UEA was very important to me at a crucial time in my research life. I received a brilliant training as a research student which has stood me in good stead for the rest of my career. And, of course, I really enjoyed myself."
Sir Paul Nurse, UEA alumnus, Nobel Prize for Medicine winner and President of the Royal Society.
Today we have over 200 postgraduate students registered across research degrees in health and some 140 competitively funded, live medical research projects providing a stimulating research environment that includes practitioners and academics right across health and biomedical professions; as a postgraduate, you will find that it's right at the forefront of biomedical and health research.
Norwich Research Park
Norwich Research Park is a partnership between the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, four independent world-renowned research institutes namely the John Innes Centre, Institute of Food Research and The Genome Analysis Centre (all strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)) and The Sainsbury Laboratory linked to the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. The BBSRC is itself a partner as is the John Innes Foundation.
The main strength of Norwich Research Park is the concentration of world-leading scientists coupled with the capability for multidisciplinary research. It employs 15,000 people, of which 3000 work in science, and has the 5th highest science citation score in the UK after Cambridge University, Oxford University, University College London, and Imperial College London.
The Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC)
The Biomedical Research Centre is a unique collaboration between the School of Biological Sciences and the Norwich Medical School, one of Britain's first new medical schools for almost thirty years. UEA's School of Biological Sciences is internationally recognised for the importance and excellence of its research.
Building on this success the new Biomedical Research Centre is undertaking pioneering work into diet and health, cancer, arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological disease, hearing disorders and infectious diseases. The research undertaken will help to provide greater understanding and better treatment of some of the 21st Century's toughest medical challenges.
Purpose built, the new BMRC provides essential state-of-the-art infrastructure and is a base for over 100 research scientists. The Centre maintains close links with the nearby Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, to ensure that all research is truly translational by focusing on tackling problems experienced by patients.