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Our world-leading research

UEA research is making real-world impact. That’s why 91 per cent of UEA research has been rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). We’re also in the UK top 20 for research quality*.

UEA is a globally significant centre of research that drives global change. We bring fresh thinking to the major challenges facing society, helping to create a better future for all.

*Times Higher Education REF2021 Analysis

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UEA’s world-leading research covers science, health and medicine, social sciences and the humanities. It addresses some of the biggest issues facing society today, from transforming the lives of children in state care to providing the global temperature records which inform international climate change. 

We also have an enduring culture of working beyond subject and geographical boundaries. We think without borders. 

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Our Climate Story

UEA’s world-leading scientists helped uncover humankind’s impact on our climate and pioneer our understanding of global warming.

Today, we’re a vibrant research and teaching community. We work around the world to share our pioneering climate science, demystify the political process, support our students, and help find answers to humanity’s most urgent question. This year, UEA's Climate Research Unit celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Find out more about our groundbreaking work below.


Latest News

27 May 2022

Your Chem Magazine May issue

The Spring edition of our UEA Chemistry Magazine: yoUr chEm mAg is now available.

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26 May 2022

Will Harris appointed as new Visiting Poetry Fellow at The British Archive for Contemporary Writing

The British Archive for Contemporary Writing, based in UEA Library, has announced the appointment of a new Visiting Poetry Fellow, Will Harris.

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26 May 2022

New toolkit launched to help businesses boost staff wellbeing

Employers can find out the potential financial benefits of increasing employee wellbeing with an innovative cost effectiveness calculator, launched today.

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25 May 2022

New project launched to boost number of women working in offshore wind

The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have announced a new joint research project which aims to tackle the gender...

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