University Strategy 2019-25

2.2 Transformational research

2.2.1 Our Essex Spirit compels us to ask challenging questions, applying disciplinary and interdisciplinary ideas and knowledge and negotiating the spaces between boundaries to pursue creative and radical innovation and address emerging challenges. 

2.2.2 Our research will meet the challenges of our time, addressing problems of global importance to shape and influence disciplinary and interdisciplinary thinking. We will draw on and extend our distinctive discipline mix to maximise the transformational potential of our research capabilities. We will champion collaboration, within and across disciplines and between academic and non-academic communities.  

2.2.3 Our researchers will define the next generation of research challenges, set agendas for addressing enduring and emerging challenges, lead the advancement of knowledge and develop innovative applications of knowledge and ideas for the benefit of people and communities.