The University of Essex is a place where bold ideas bear fruit, where staff and students are encouraged to seek opportunities and to make things happen. Innovation is in our blood.
We’re University of the Year (Times Higher Educations Awards) and you can find out more about our successes in our About Us section.
Essex is thriving. We've grown by 50% over the past six years and have recently launched our biggest ever expansion of our academic staff.
You can discover our ambitious plans for the future in our new Strategic Plan.
We’re committed to research with global impact with world-renowned expertise across the humanities, social sciences, science and health with particular strengths in human rights, quantitative social science and data analytics.
Our £23 million Essex Business School and our Institute of Analytics and Data Science are based on our Knowledge Gateway research and technology park. Already home to more than 20 businesses at Parkside Office Village, we’ve just opened our £12m Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway to provide a home to over 50 early stage and start-up companies.