Research excellence places Essex among the best in the world

  • Date

    Wed 26 Sep 18

Scientists in lab

Essex is once again ranked among the top 300 universities in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The rankings take several factors into account and we climbed 31 places for research influence – our role in spreading new knowledge and ideas – measured by the average number of times our research is cited globally.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Christine Raines said: “Essex is committed to excellence in research and this result shows the global influence of our work. In 2017-18 we secured £28 million in research funding, our highest ever total, enabling our staff to carry out leading edge research with broad impact both nationally and internationally.”

Our recent work includes: 

Essex’s community of students and staff from more than 140 countries and our network of international partnerships continued to place us in the top 20 for the international outlook indicator, where we have risen five places to 14th.

The Times Higher Education World Rankings were introduced in 2004, and evaluate the world’s top universities for their teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and much more. Essex is ranked in the 251-300 bracket of the World University Rankings.