The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a public research university based in Norwich, United Kingdom. It was established in 1963, and is a founder-member of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities. The University of East Anglia opened in October 1963, not on its present campus, but in the "University Village" on the other side of Earlham Road, a collection of prefabricated structures designed for 1200 students, laid out by the local architectural firm Feilden and Mawson. There were no residences. The Vice-Chancellor and administration were based in nearby Earlham Hall. In 1961, the first vice-chancellor, Frank Thistlethwaite, had approached Denys Lasdun, an adherent of the "New Brutalist" trend in architecture, who was at that time building Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, to produce designs for the permanent campus. The site chosen was on the western edge of the city, on the south side of Earlham Road. The land, formerly part of the Earlham Hall estate was at that time occupied by a golf course. Lasdun unveiled a model and an outline plan at a press conference in April 1963, but it took another year to produce detailed plans, which diverged considerably from the model.
Population benefits of sexual selection explain the existence of males
New research from the University of East Anglia shows that an evolutionary force known as 'sexual selection' can explain the persistence of sex as a dominant mechanism for reproducing offspring.
Expanding rubber plantations 'catastrophic' for endangered species in Southeast Asia
Demand for natural rubber fuelled by the tyre industry is threatening protected parts of Southeast Asia - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Agricultural waste could be used as biofuel
Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Mathematicians solve 60-year-old problem
A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Yuri Lvov, has found an elegant explanation for the long-standing Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) problem, first proposed in 1953, investigated ...
Adapting to climate change will bring new environmental problems
Adapting to climate change could have profound environmental repercussions, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia.
New research measures pulse of planet Earth
The University of East Anglia is part of an international research team to use a method, normally employed by heart surgeons, to reveal the pulse of planet Earth.
Workplace bullying a vicious circle
Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an 'easy target' for further abuse according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
2014 confirmed as one of the warmest years on record globally
Provisional full-year global mean temperature figures show 2014 was one of the warmest years in a record dating back to 1850.
China's water stress set to worsen with transfer initiatives
New research paints a grim picture for the future of China's water supply, as its booming economy continues to heap pressure on its natural resources, according to scientists at the University of East Anglia ...
Temperature anomalies are warming faster than Earth's average
It's widely known that the Earth's average temperature has been rising. But research by an Indiana University geographer and colleagues finds that spatial patterns of extreme temperature anomalies—readings ...
New research could revolutionize genomic sequencing of drug-resistant bacteria
New nanopore DNA sequencing technology on a device the size of a USB stick could be used to diagnose infection - according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Public Health England.
Remote piloted aircraft maps storm surge impacts
One year on from the biggest UK storm surge for 60 years, new aerial photos have revealed details of breaches to the natural and man-made coastal defences on part of the East Anglian coastline.
Antarctic seawater temperatures rising
The temperature of the seawater around Antarctica is rising according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Human influence important factor in possible global and UK temperature records
Recent research from the Met Office and the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests breaking the existing global and UK temperature records is much more likely due to human influence on the climate.
Clean energy 'bio batteries' a step closer
Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) are a step closer to enhancing the generation of clean energy from bacteria.