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Ranked in the top two per cent of world universities, and celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2014, the University of Essex has established a global reputation.

Our pioneering research helps to inform policy and change lives in the UK and overseas. Placed in the top ten UK universities for research quality, and top for social science, we are an international community for original thinkers.

In 2013 we were awarded the only Regius Professorship for political science by HM The Queen.

Research is integral to our teaching, providing a transformational living and learning experience which empowers our students with the skills, knowledge and curiosity to build successful careers and lead fulfilling lives.

Our students ranked Essex second in the UK for overall satisfaction with their courses in the 2013 National Student Survey. With more than 12,000 students from 130 countries, Essex graduates develop a genuine world view.

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Jewish communities are warmly received in the UK. dcaseyphoto

UK still values Jewish communities, study shows

The cowardly murder of Jews in France and Denmark, in conjunction with terrorist attacks designed to shut down discussion, is justifiably a cause for more than a passing concern. Europe may be witnessing…
‘Fix it Jim, and all the Irn Bru in the world is yours.’ Jane Barlow/PA

Five reasons why Labour should seriously fear wipeout in Scotland

With Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in London making a speech about the failures of austerity, her appearances are coming to embody her party’s momentum in the polls. Besides a TNS poll the other…
This house has seen some corkers over the years. davidesimonetti/Flickr

Britain’s seven greatest general elections since 1945

General elections are the great democratic leveller. Every citizen – however wealthy, educated or interested – gets an opportunity to pass judgement on the performance of the government and the direction…
No one gets to make themselves at home in this house. ** Maurice **/Flickr

How to predict the outcome of a general election

If most commentators are right, the 2015 general election is likely to be one of the most unpredictable and exciting polls of the post-war period. The dramatic rise in support for UKIP in England, the…
Elite retreat. World Economic Forum

Davos delegates don’t care about inequality or your debt

The world’s rich and powerful are gathering for the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos to discuss, and hopefully find solutions to, the world’s economic and social problems. The 45th…
Andreas Scheuer, secretary general of the German party considering proposals for make migrants speak German at home and in public. Sven Hoppe/EPA

Bid to force immigrants to speak German in their homes won’t help integration

A proposal in Germany to make all migrants speak German in public and at home has ignited a heated debate about immigration and language. The proposals come from the German Christlich-Soziale Union (CSU…

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