We have created a stimulating and vibrant research environment in the spirit of the founding vision of Essex’s first Vice-Chancellor Sir Albert Sloman.
It was his desire for universities to break down stagnant barriers between traditional subject divisions so that scholars could “…emphasise the fundamental unity of human knowledge”. Our environment is designed to encourage and support individuals in crossing conventional disciplinary boundaries to collaborate in research.
Under the broader goal of ‘Understanding Our Place In The World’, we have organised our diverse research activity across three distinct areas of concentration. These areas allow our staff to pursue their intellectual ambitions and to achieve research excellence, all while fostering an interdisciplinary approach that promotes collaboration and that utilises multiple methodologies.
In the latest Research Excellence Framework we were 20th in the UK for research outputs (Grade Point Average, REF 2021).