Excellence in research

Research Repository

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Our Research Repository is a showcase for our cutting-edge research and an online archive to increase the visibility and impact of our pioneering work. This is part of our commitment to open access to our research.

We're one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. Our researchers are daring, visionary thinkers; people who are constantly asking difficult questions. Our research is shaping thinking, and influencing policy.

Our research success in 2014-15

First-class facilities

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The Essex Research Facilities website is a useful guide to all our excellent research facilities and the many other services and support that external organisations may want to use or hire.

Funding and training

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Our Doctoral Training Centres offer PhD funding and skills training in a wide range of subject areas. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to tackle important issues facing the world today.

Research excellence

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The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked politics research at Essex the best in Britain, and we have re-confirmed our position as one of the UK's elite universities.