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UCL Launches New MSc Programme on Global Management of Natural Resources

Published: Jan 19, 2016 5:07:52 AM

UCL Australia Graduation 2015

Published: Dec 3, 2015 1:33:45 AM

Santos Scholarship 2016

Published: Sep 22, 2015 2:09:55 AM


UCL Australia
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220 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

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Research at UCL Australia

UCL School of Energy and Resources

Research in the School of Energy and Resources focuses on both the upstream and downstream development of energy and resources, covering a wide range of disciplines - from engineering and economics to environmental science and law. 

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Mullard Space Science Laboratory

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is a world-leading research organisation delivering a broad science programme that is underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.

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International Energy Policy Institute

The International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) was created to address key policy issues in the mineral, energy and resources industries through intensive and innovative research.

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2014 Annual Report

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Read about all departmental research in the 2014 Annual Report.

Research Themes

UCL Australia applies a systems approach to energy and resources research across sectors (government, industry, communities) and disciplines (technology, natural and social sciences, economics and law). UCL Australia has a particular focus on:

  • systems modelling (process optimisation, project organisation and management)
  • impact assessment (environment, society, economy)
  • decision support (governance, business models)
  • policy analysis and assessment (energy security, climate change, regional and national priorities)
  • innovation opportunities and impacts (disruptive technologies, open and social innovation, incentives and barriers).

Our research is interdisciplinary, linking the three units within UCL Australia – the School of Energy and Resources, the International Energy Policy Institute and the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (Australia). Although each unit has its own research strategy and agenda, there is a common alignment with the UCL Grand Challenges of Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.
The UCL Grand Challenges  concentrate specialist expertise across UCL and beyond to address aspects of the world's key problems. It also provides an environment in which researchers are encouraged to think about how their work can intersect with and impact upon global issues. For more information, see www.ucl.ac.uk/grand-challenges.