The University of Essex, based at Wivenhoe Park,
Colchester, received its Royal Charter in 1965. It is one
of the UK's leading academic institutions and has an
international reputation for the quality of its research
and teaching. The University has 17 departments spanning
the Humanities, Social Sciences and Science and Engineering.
There are currently around 9,100 students at the
University, 25% of these within the Graduate School. The
University is an international community with students from
more than 125 countries. In recent assessments Essex has
regularly ranked among the top twelve UK universities for
the quality of its research, with many of its departments
rated as 'outstanding' by international standards.