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Arts & Humanities Rises in World Rankings

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We are delighted to announce that UCL Arts & Humanities has risen to number 4 in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17.

UCL Philosophy Receives Largest Ever Private Donation

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Stanley Victor Keeling

In March this year, the UCL Department of Philosophy received a bequest that will fund scholarships, conferences, and an annual distinguished lecture in ancient philosophy, in the name of S.V. Keeling.

Professor Axel Körner (UCL History) wins Leverhulme grant

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Professor Axel Körner has received a second award from the Leverhulme Trust to establish an international research network to be based at UCL’s Centre for Transnational History, with collaborators in Cambridge, Italy, the US and Brazil.

Spacesuits and rocket launches: A PhD student's research

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PhD Student Sarah Fortais dressed in a replica Apollo 5 Pressure Suit

Sarah Fortais is completing her PhD at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art. Through her research, the Canadian aims to 'define cool' and understand creativity through her studio practice.

Arts & Humanities 5th in World Rankings

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Under Milk Wood 1954, Paula Rego (b.1935)

Arts & Humanities at UCL ranked 5th in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16.

Lisa Jardine: Tribute to Renowned Historian

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Professor Lisa Jardine

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS passed away on Sunday 25 October 2015.

UCL Open for Collaboration

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To mark International Open Access Week, UCL is highlighting the benefits of sharing its research with fellow academics and members of the public.

Obituary: Professor Helena Forsås-Scott

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Professor Helena Forsås-Scott


We are deeply saddened to announce the news that Professor Helena Forsås-Scott passed away on 13 July 2015 after a short illness.

SELCS Academics Receive Leverhulme Trust Research Grant

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Dr Jo Evans and Dr Breixo Viejo from the School of European Languages, Culture & Society (SELCS) have been awarded a research grant of up to £252,238 by the Leverhulme Trust to support 'Luis Buñuel: A Life in Letters'.

UCL announces senior academic promotions

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Stephen Colvin

Congratulations to all staff across the faculties of Arts & Humanities, Social & Historical Sciences and the School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES) who have received senior academic, research and teaching fellow promotions in the 2014-15 round. All positions are effective 1st October 2015.

UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014

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UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the new Research Excellence Framework 2014 published today, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted.

Student Telephone Fundraisers Wanted

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Student caller and 'Jeremy Bentham'

UCL's Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO) is looking for outgoing and reliable students to play a vital role in its highly successful fundraising campaigns.

Five UCL Early Career Researchers win CLASH Fellowships

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Five UCL Early Career Researchers have won Collaborative Learning in the Arts, Society and the Humanities (CLASH) Fellowships, alongside colleagues from KCL.

New Book Exchange Platform Launched

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UCL graduate Julia Knyazhanska has launched a new book exchange website aimed exclusively at London-based university students.

Joint Faculty Staff Win Provost's Awards for Public Engagement 2014/15

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Dr Nick Shepley receives his award from the Provost Michael Arthur

Dr Carl Sayer (UCL Geography) and Dr Nick Shepley (UCL English) have both won The Provost's Award for Public Engagement, which recognises the exceptional work UCL staff and students are doing to engage with the public in collaboration with the UCL Public Engagement Unit.

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