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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

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16 May 2022

From testing for plastics in teabags to a Q&A with Countrywise’s Liz Bonnin: UEA’s Green Film Festival is back

Following a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Green Film Festival at the University of East Anglia (UEA) is back from Thursday 19 May - Saturday 21 May, offering...

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12 May 2022

UEA’s research confirmed as ‘world-leading’ by national assessment

The global significance and real-world impact of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) research has been confirmed with the Research Excellence Framework 2021...

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11 May 2022

Innovation & Impact Awards 2022 winners

From saving the world’s animals through socks, improving animal nutrition to sequencing COVID-19 genomes and developing a diagnostic device for dizziness, there...

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13 May 2022

Not all is rosy for the pink pigeon, study finds

The authors of a major study on the once critically endangered pink pigeon say boosting the species’ numbers is not enough to save it from extinction in the future.

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