The University of Essex offer – The Daniel Libeskind
The University of Essex has a remarkable opportunity to
construct an iconic building designed by the world renowned Architect and Essex
Alumnus, Daniel Libeskind, a the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway.
For the last 50 years, the University has distinguished itself
in the social sciences with three top-rated departments of Government, Sociology
and Economics, as well as the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER),
the UK Data Archive and the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis.
We are proud to house a large and internationally renowned cluster of academic
expertise that focuses on explaining and understanding different forms of human
behaviour, attitudes, institutions, and interests.
Alongside this critical mass of social science scholars, the
University also has clusters of academic expertise organised into different
research institutes, networks and centres that are dedicated to what can broadly
be understood as the quality of governance. This work has been focussed on key
questions for the world today:
democratic institutions and democratic
electoral behaviour and public opinion
preventing and resolving conflicts/supporting
promoting and protecting human rights
harnessing the power of new technologies for good
These academics have achieved success in collaborative and inter-disciplinary
activities that bring academic expertise to bear on real world problems at the
local, national and international level.
To celebrate their success in these areas, the University is committed to
developing the work of these units further and to housing their activity in the
new flagship building on the Knowledge Gateway. The building will provide a
modern, high specification flexible space for a wide range of knowledge transfer
activities including teaching and training, continued professional development,
mediation and conflict resolution, research and policy analysis, public events,
seminars, conferences, and business development.
Consistent with the award winning projects from Studio Daniel Libeskind, the
building will be a marvel of modern architecture that embodies the University’s
commitment to project its research expertise outward and while at the same time
inviting the world in to share in the knowledge being generated.
Further information can be obtained from
Prof Todd Landman, or by visiting the
Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution website.