The University is an institution of advanced scholarship, research, teaching and
training. It is dedicated to international excellence and rigour in the creation
and communication of knowledge, skills and ideas, for the wealth, health and
wellbeing of society at home and abroad.
University of Essex Mission Statement
As a University we value the following: the highest academic and professional
standards, social, cultural and economic obligation, environmental
sustainability, diversity, equality of opportunity, integrity and leadership. We
value sound financial management as a means of securing our academic activity
and taking control of our own destiny. At Essex, research, teaching and
knowledge transfer enjoy parity of esteem.
Purpose and mission
The purpose of the University is to extend and deepen the fund of human
knowledge and pass the benefits on to others.
Our mission is to be a globally competitive, research-intensive,
student-focussed university that takes seriously its economic, social
and cultural responsibilities to the Eastern region, the UK and the