University of East Anglia
of East Anglia, renowed for its creative writing courses, was
set up in 1963.
Its first 87
students enrolled to its English Studies and Biological Science
Every inch a modern university, the buildings were designed in 1962
by Denys Lasdun.
halls of residence
the university's core buildings including the striking 'ziggurats'
so called after a type of pyramid or temple tower to be found in
In 1978 the
award- winning Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, designed by
Sir Norman Foster, was opened.
It was named after Sir Robert and Lisa Sainsbury following their
donation of a magnificent art collection to the university.
motto, 'Do Different', originates from the old Norfolk saying
"People in Norfolk do things different".
The Coat of Arms records the university's association with
East Anglia, the City of Norwich and the first Chancellor, Lord
Today it boasts over 12,000 students including its fair share of
award winners. Former students include Booker Prize winning
authors Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro, the comedy writer Charlie
Higson and meteorologist Penny Tranter.
also has strong community partnerships. |In 2001 a new multi-million
pound Sportspark was opened, including a 50m competition
swimming pool and a human performance laboratory. A
new medical school takes its first students in 2002.
The UEA is also a leading member of the Norwich Research Park,
together with high profile research institutions such as the John
Innes Centre and the Institute of Food Research.
There are also strong links with the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
and all aspects of bio-medical research involving UEA's Schools
of Health, Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences.
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