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The Faculty of Science at UEA provides a lively environment in which high quality, innovative research flourishes across a broad spectrum of themes. This vibrant culture provides a base for our research-led teaching and underpins all our activities from influence of government policy to presentations at local schools.

The Faculty of Science encourages a collaborative ‘Faculty-without-walls' approach, nurturing joint grants, studentships and publications. Both our research and our active population of post-graduate research students are funded from many sources - Research Councils, the EU, national and international government, charities and industry.

Interdisciplinarity is central to our research philosophy, with collaborative projects not only within the Science Faculty but with colleagues across UEA, from historians to economists to physicians. Our research projects deliver new concepts and products with direct benefits to the wider community, in topics as diverse as improved digital imaging, to the detection of illicit drugs, and new methods of treating diseases.

One of six partner institutes on the Norwich Research Park, UEA's collaboration with the nearby John Innes Centre, Genome Analysis Centre, Sainsbury Laboratory, Institute of Food Research and Norfolk and Norwich Hospital greatly extends the depth and breadth of our local scientific network, exemplified by shared students, joint projects and seminar programmes. This alliance also provides all researchers across the Park with unparalleled access to shared and coordinated research facilities from sophisticated bio-imaging facilities to the full range of "omic" analyses and underwater gliders that sample the ocean depths.

To learn more about the research programmes within each of our Schools, please follow the links below:

Biological Sciences



Environmental Sciences









Computing Science