At UEA we come together from different fields to find solutions to the world’s most complex problems, from climate change to dementia, microplastics to global inequality.

We empower our students and researchers to look at the bigger picture, to be forward-thinking, interdisciplinary, confident and proud to challenge the status quo.

Across all four University faculties – of Science, Arts and Humanities, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Social Sciences – we work collaboratively to build a better future for all.


We call it Thinking Without Borders.


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Episode five - Carbon

Carbon is one of the building blocks of life. But carbon emissions caused by humans have shifted the carbon balance and are causing global warming. At UEA, we come together to collaborate, innovate and tackle the world’s problems from different perspectives. Discover more about our carbon stories from graphene batteries, lockdown emissions and over - hunting in the Amazon to striving for net zero emissions and studying carbon absorption in the Arctic.

Episode four - Data

2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every single day! Coming together from a variety of fields, we turn data into insight to save lives and change lives. We’re tackling complex problems and developing innovative solutions in all kinds of areas from inequality, dementia and climate change to personalised medicine and human rights.

Episode three - Guts

We bust a gut to tackle the issues that matter! #ThinkingWithoutBorders we collaborate, innovate and bring our expertise together to solve all kinds of mysteries. We’re making a real difference to people’s health and the health of the planet from future foods and microbes to antibiotics, gender equality, and poo transplants!

Episode two - Words

Words are powerful. They help define our world, they inform our thinking and help us shape our future. Words are exciting, exhilarating and revealing. What we say about ourselves, our society and our planet. Our stories highlight the power of language to bring people together, to challenge the status quo and to transform our society.

Episode one - Water

Our water stories show just how the UEA community comes together from a range of fields, and with different perspectives, to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. From microplastics in our oceans to water wars and social injustice; and from cutting edge research to the learning experiences we offer.

Climate of Change

We were there at the start, sounding the alarm on climate change. Now we’re working across our community to help address the biggest challenge faced by humankind today.

Our researchers are working on innovative studies to understand the impact of climate change, our students are equipping themselves with an in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change science, society and policy, and our graduates are contributing to fighting climate change all around the world.


Climate of Change