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University of East Anglia

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Overview of University of East Anglia

East Anglia University (UEA) is a public research university in Norwich, England. Established in 1963 on a 320-acre (130-hectare) campus west of the city centre, the university has four faculties and 26 schools of study. The annual revenue of the institution for 2016–17 amounted to 273,7 million pounds, of which 35,6 million was from research grants and contracts, with a cost of 262,6 million pounds. UEA is a research-intensive institution recognized for the quality of its research. It is ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis). It is proud of its strong research into real-world issues such as cancer, dementia and climate change for water security and politics.

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The University of East Anglia is a university campus spread over 300 acres of rolling parkland only two miles from the center of Norwich. The campus and its grounds are open to the public and the site is visited by thousands every year who enjoy the beauty of the parkland, the forest and the Lake Broad. The College of East Anglia can be accessed easily by road, rail and air. It is well served by Norwich International Airport and less than two hours by train from London. The town is a major regional hub that draws thousands of visitors every week to enjoy shopping and social activities. The University of East Anglia is located on the south-west side of the city, just 15 minutes from the city centre, and provides regular bus service throughout the day and night. Norwich airport has connections to many major UK airports, which will take only 10-15 minutes to reach the university campus upon arrival.

  • Sir Paul Nurse-2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate and former President of the Royal Society.
  • Michael HoughtonLasker Award winner.
  • Sir Kazuo IshiguroNobel Prize in Literature 2017.


Fun Facts
  • The first Vice-Chancellor of the UEA, Frank Thistlethwaite, used the aggressive architect Denys Lasdun to design the now very famous campus of the University of East Anglia.
  • UEA Alumni Michael Houghton, a trained virologist, was part of a team of scientists who discovered Hepatitis C in 1989. He also co-discovered the genome of Hepatitis D in 1986. The discovery of Hepatitis C has helped to reduce the risk of developing HCV by blood transfusion.
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