What if we stopped pioneering the fight against disease?

Through The Difference Campaign, we plan to accelerate and focus our programme on some of the major global health challenges. We aim to find answers to a number of conditions that currently affect millions across the world and to make Norwich a world class city for health development, a byword for medical advancement.

Norwich is a powerhouse of biological research. It is ranked fourth in the UK for the number of most highly cited scientists (after London, Cambridge and Oxford) – confirmation of an outstanding international reputation.


The Difference we've made

  • Since 2006 UEA has been training the doctors, nurses and therapists of tomorrow with its own distinctive approach. More than 900 doctors have already graduated from our Medical School. The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital was the first new NHS teaching hospital to be built in England for more than 30 years and is now the sixth largest hospital in the UK.
  • As partners in the Norwich Research Park we have helped to create a world-class environment for genetics, food research and plant science.
  • Its institutions are helping us to find new preventions and treatments for some of the diseases that most threaten humankind – from prostate cancer to osteoporosis.
  • In 2015, thanks to support for The Difference Campaign, we opened the Bob Champion Research and Education Building on the Norwich Research Park. This new state-of-the-art facility includes cancer research laboratories, the Norfolk Bone and Joint Centre and simulated hospital environments for the training of our medical students.
  • The million or so people of East Anglia, who form a perfect population in terms of size and stability, have proved an asset for both our fundamental medical research and our translation of scientific discovery into clinical applications.

The further Difference we'll make

With the additional support to be raised through The Difference Campaign we will:

  • Invest in our key areas of research strength: bone and joint disease; prostate cancer; gastrointestinal conditions; and microbiology and antibiotic resistance – with a special emphasis on the relationship between food and health.
  • Discover and translate – turning fundamental science into new therapies that will both save and transform lives.
  • Raise £3m in capital funding for a new centre for food and health research - The Quadram Institute - and raise a further £2m to support the vital research to take place within it.

Recognising Significant Support

Naming Chairs, Naming Fellowships & Studentships.


£30 million