Excellence in research and education
Coral reef research
Our flagship Coral Reef Research Unit is the UK's primary coral reef centre, undertaking vital research on how to address challenges facing reefs.
We've held innovative underwater lectures in Indonesia.
A unique offering
Excellence in research underpins everything we do at Essex, from working to solve
global problems, to our belief that students should learn by thinking and doing. Our
innovative work includes:
Built on philanthropy
The Open Society Foundations (OSF) works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose
governments are accountable to their citizens. We have been working with the OSF
to achieve mutual aims in pioneering human rights research and developing the next generation
of leaders and decision-makers.
Our postgraduate scholarships with the OSF enable talented students from a range of countries from
Afghanistan and Uzbekistan to study at our world-leading Department of Human Rights. The
OSF has also supported the innovative human rights and legal research of our International
Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy.
Making a difference
Today, our research has an impact across the globe. Current projects include:
- increasing crop yield in order to feed the world's booming population
- developing an artificial blood to change the way blood supplies operate
- protecting our coral reefs
- awarding scholarships to over 500 students in 2014-15
With your help, we can solve more problems on a larger scale. Want to know more?
Get in touch.