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.
First in-depth analysis of primate eating habits
From insect-munching tamarins to leaf-loving howler monkeys, researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have compiled the most thorough review of primate eating habits to date.
Time difference have significant negative impact on international trade
(Phys.org) —International time differences have a negative and economically significant impact on trade between countries, according to research published this week.
Global carbon emissions set to reach record 36 billion tonnes in 2013
Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are set to rise again in 2013, reaching a record high of 36 billion tonnes - according to new figures from the Global Carbon Project, co-led by ...
Study reveals how farmers could mitigate nitrous oxide emissions
Farmers may be able to help reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) by incorporating copper into crop fertilisation processes – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Study reveals why timing of bird migration is changing
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found out why birds are migrating earlier and earlier each year.
'Saving our fish' needs more than a ban on discarding
Banning the practice of throwing unmarketable or over-quota fish back into the sea is just one of the measures needed to deliver sustainable fisheries according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Reducing price differences in energy market may not help consumers
(Phys.org) —A more sophisticated understanding of what motivates consumers to choose energy suppliers is needed if the government is to stimulate activity and promote competition in the market effectively, ...
Book reveals young people's views of politicians
Politicians need to consider more carefully how they communicate with young people if they are to be trusted and respected as much as 'celebrity' politicians, according to a new book by academics at the University of East ...
Researchers reveal Earth's habitable lifetime and investigate potential for alien life
Habitable conditions on Earth will be possible for at least another 1.75 billion years – according to astrobiologists at the University of East Anglia.
Climate change will upset vital ocean chemical cycles
New research from the University of East Anglia shows that rising ocean temperatures will upset natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorous.
Promiscuity and sperm selection improves genetic quality in birds
New research from the University of East Anglia has shown that females can maximise the genetic quality of their offspring by being promiscuous.
Research shows how females choose the 'right' sperm
University of East Anglia scientists have revealed how females select the 'right' sperm to fertilize their eggs when faced with the risk of being fertilized by wrong sperm from a different species.
'Insect soup' holds DNA key for monitoring biodiversity
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have shown that sequencing the DNA of crushed up creepy crawlies can accelerate the monitoring and cataloguing of biodiversity around the world.
First global atlas of marine plankton reveals remarkable underwater world
(Phys.org) —Under the microscope, they look like they could be from another planet. But near infinite numbers of microscopic organisms inhabit the depths of our oceans.
From manga to movies: study offers new insights into Japan's biggest media industries
Japanese films have retaken the box office in their home market in a major shift not seen since the 1960s, according to new research by the University of East Anglia.