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University of Essex

Public research university.

We are proud to promote our ethos of excellence in education and excellence in research as one of the UK's top 20 universities for research excellence.

"We are an internationally oriented, research intensive university with a commitment to excellence in research and research-led teaching, to the personal development of all our students, and to offering an outstanding campus-based student experience."​ Professor Anthony Forster, Vice-Chancellor.

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People at University of Essex

Ali Hoshiar

Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at University of Essex

Meena Kumari

Professor of Biological and Social Epidemiology at Essex University and Honorary Professor at UCL.

University of Essex News

A new way to understand ageing by looking at how DNA is organized in our cells

Live Forever Club - 21-Feb-2024

The approach may lead to earlier disease detection & better treatments


The stress of renting is taking a toll on our physical and mental health

BBC - 12-Oct-2023

Insecurity and rising cost of private renting accelerate biological ageing


Microswarms potentially beneficial for opening a blockage in a shunt

Nano Magazine - 19-Aug-2022

Sediment built-up in the shunts can be scraped out using microbot swarms