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University of Essex

The University of Essex is a public research university in Colchester, Essex, England. It was established in 1963 and received its Royal Charter in 1965.

The university’s largest campus is within Wivenhoe Park, less than a mile (1.6 km) from Wivenhoe and two miles (3 km) from Colchester. Apart from the Wivenhoe Park campus, there is a campus in Southend-on-Sea and the East 15 Acting School is in Loughton. The university’s motto, “Thought the harder, heart the keener”, is adapted from the Anglo-Saxon poem The Battle of Maldon.

The university has collaborative partnerships with a number of institutions across eastern England including the University of Suffolk, Colchester Institute, South Essex College and Writtle University College.

The university has an international character with 132 countries represented in its student body. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 ranked Essex in the top twenty universities in the UK for the quality of its research and the top five for social science. The university is referenced by QS World University Rankings as being in the top 2% of universities in the world, and as a world leader in social sciences (top 150) and management, with internationally recognised strengths in the arts and humanities (top 250). The QS statistics ranked Essex the fifth most international university in the UK for staff and the 11th most international student body.

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