University of East Anglia

 History 

  • Opened in 1963, one of the sixties generation of universities – UEA most recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
  • The University of East Anglia (UEA) was part of the 1994 Group until its dissolution in November 2013. 
  • The first UK university to offer courses in Creative Writing, Environmental Sciences and Development Studies, and champion of interdisciplinary subjects.
  • First university to study climate change with over 40 years experience through our Climatic Research Unit.
  • A centre for arts and culture, in 1973 Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury donated their collection of world art to the University which is housed on campus in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
  • Norwich Medical School opened in 2001 with UEA’s first doctors graduating in 2007 having benefited enormously from access to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital based on UEA’s single-site campus.
  • INTO UEA, our Norwich-based study centre delivering a world-class educational and cultural experience for international students with fast, effective and assured progression to university degree courses opened in 2007.
  • UEA have twice been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize: Creative Writing (2011); International Development (2009).

 Location and Transport

  • Set in 200 hectares of parkland with its own 'Norfolk Broad' – UEA’s academic and social amenities are conveniently available within this single-site campus. All academic departments and facilities based across the Norwich Research Park, lecture theatres, library and learning resources, and the sporting and social amenities are only a few minutes’ walk from each other.
  • The Norwich Research Park, host to the University, John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research, the Sainsbury Laboratory, The Genome Analysis Centre, and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, has over 11,000 people including 2,700 scientists and an annual research spend of over £100 million, the Norwich Research Park is one of Europe’s largest single-site concentrations of research in Health, Food and Environmental Sciences.
  • Fifteen minutes from the lively centre of historic Norwich, one of the UK's top ten shopping cities and named as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature in recognition of Norwich’s literary heritage, contemporary strengths and future potential in the field of literature, creative writing, reading and the literary arts.
  • Half-hourly London trains; regular Norwich–Amsterdam shuttle flights (to international connections), and university to London airports coach service. UEA’s Student Service Advisers will help you find the information you need.