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Losing my mind
Publication date: 7 October 2016
“Even though I see this disease on a professional level every day, I still find the stories heartbreaking,” says Nick Fox, Professor of Neurology at the Dementia Research Centre. “I recently diagnosed Alzheimer's disease in a person aged 50. They've got it because they carry the gene – and therefore their three children and their three brothers and sisters all have a 50% risk of developing the disease.” It is hard to imagine how painful it must be to receive this diagnosis knowing it will affect not only your own health but that of your entire family – but Professor Fox still has to deliver it.
Children with fatal muscle disease walk after drug breakthrough
Publication date: 6 October 2016
UCL Consultants appoint new Director of Bespoke Short Courses
Publication date: 3 October 2016
Tony Osude joined UCL Consultants Ltd (UCLC) to take up a newly created position as Director, Bespoke Short Courses. Tony is leading the development of a new division based in UCLC focused on the origination, development and delivery of high end custom programmes to senior decision makers in the private and public sectors nationally and globally, drawing on UCL’s multi-disciplinary and cutting edge academic expertise. He will be working closely with colleagues across UCL to identify custom programmes (i.e. closed courses offered for a fee to an external client) and to provide the professional support for their development, costing and pricing, and delivery.
UCL Institute of Education leads Mandarin teaching initiative
Publication date: 23 September 2016
Gaia sizes up 1.1 billion stars
Publication date: 15 September 2016
UCL Research finds Parkinson's could potentially be detected by an eye test
Publication date: 18 August 2016
Senior academic team appointed for UCL East
Publication date: 1 August 2016
UCL has announced two senior academic appointments to lead the development of the academic strategy for its new UCL East campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford (QEOP). Professor Paola Lettieri (UCL Engineering Sciences) has been appointed Academic Director for UCL East and Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) will take up the role of Deputy Academic Director.
UCL Consultants appoint a New Senior Project Manager
Publication date: 22 July 2016
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Clare Berry as our new Senior Project Manager.
Clare previously worked at Imperial College London as a Scientific Manager for the School of Public Health where she managed scientific, collaborative and consortium-lead research projects across UK and Europe.
Tax diesel cars based on air pollution
Publication date: 5 July 2016
Training government officials in the latest urban planning approaches
Publication date: 27 June 2016
UCL has, over several years, developed a good relationship with various government departments across China. With world-leading experts in many areas of urban design, and the benefit of being in one of the leading cities in the world, UCL was ideally placed to work with the Chinese government in their urbanisation projects.
Professor Deborah Gill wins Provost's Spirit of Enterprise Award
Publication date: 13 June 2016
UCL-Energy co-authors final report on 'selecting indicators to measure energy poverty' for the European Commission
Publication date: 9 June 2016
The recently published European Commission (EC) report was co-authored by UCL-Energy Senior Researchers Steve Pye, Ian Hamilton, Paolo Agnolucci and David Grover. This report is part of a European Commission Pilot Project titled: Energy Poverty – Assessment of the Impact of the Crisis and Review of Existing and Possible New Measures in the Member States. Through this project, the EC aims to support Member States in protecting vulnerable consumers and to address energy poverty by identifying best practices and supporting information exchange.
Building on UCL’s enterprise success
Publication date: 25 May 2016
UCL has a long and successful track record of encouraging innovation and enterprise. This support for enterprise activities helps the university deliver the widest possible impact from its research on the economy and society, both in the UK and globally. It also brings individual benefits to our staff and students.
How Huntington's disease research can unlock treatments for other dementias
Publication date: 25 May 2016
Watch Professor Sarah Tabrizi's (Clinical Neurology Consultant at UCL) lecture on Huntington's disease
Mars’ surface revealed in unprecedented detail
Publication date: 27 April 2016
CO2 emissions for every ship for every hour, now that's big data!
Publication date: 22 April 2016
Researchers at UCL Energy Institute use the methodology they developed for the Third IMO GHG Study 2014 and AIS data to estimate emissions from five different ship types and display this in a new interactive map that plots 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet over the course of the year 2012.
UCL scientists nominated as names for polar research ship
Publication date: 8 April 2016
"too poor to stay warm" - highlighting fuel poverty
Publication date: 5 April 2016
Research led by Dr Jessica Allen (UCL Institute of Health Equity) has suggested that more than 9,000 deaths in 2014-15 were specifically due to living in a cold home. Watch on BBC One's Panorama.
FPSH staff awards
Publication date: 4 March 2016
The world’s social media habits uncovered in new UCL study
Publication date: 1 March 2016
UCL launches academic collaboration with Egypt’s New Giza University
Publication date: 8 February 2016
DNA ‘building blocks’ pave the way for improved drug delivery
Publication date: 14 January 2016
First evidence to suggest that screening for ovarian cancer may save lives
Publication date: 21 December 2015
More than half of England’s poorest citizens risk undetected bowel cancer
Publication date: 11 December 2015
UCL & Vodafone launch training for a new generation in regulation and public policy
Publication date: 23 November 2015
UCL is working with Vodafone to design, develop and deliver a specialised, professionally-orientated education programme. As part of Vodafone's Academy for Governance and Policy the programme aims to equip those in developing countries with education and qualifications to help raise industry standards in various regulated markets.
International UCL-led study prompts rethink on the rise of diabetes in cities
Publication date: 16 November 2015
UCL professor is first UK winner of $3m Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Publication date: 10 November 2015
Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) was last night awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his pioneering research into the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
UCL Consultants turnover increases by 18 percent in 2015
Publication date: 27 October 2015
UCL Energy’s Shipping Group & partners win new study for the IMO on the availability of low sulphur fuels for shipping
Publication date: 12 October 2015
UCL & UK supermarkets unite to beat dementia with carrier bag funds
Publication date: 5 October 2015
UCL Engineering Inspiration: Student Showcase and Networking Event
Publication date: 25 September 2015
UCL launches neuromarketing course: Educating the marketing industry on how to avoid bad science
Publication date: 25 September 2015
Neuromarketing (sometimes called consumer neuroscience) has become a hot topic in recent years. However, what it can and can't measure is often clouded in hype, and some marketing agencies may be exaggerating what they can do in this field. UCL's new neuromarketing workshop aims to address this issue.
New study shows more than half ignored bowel cancer screening chance
Publication date: 21 September 2015
The Bartlett & UCL Engineering expand premises to Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2016
Publication date: 31 July 2015
Next year, UCL will take possession of 3,000 square metres of 10 metre high studio space at Here East which will be used to undertake ground-breaking research in areas including architecture, infrastructure, transport, robotics, healthcare, manufacturing and environmental measurement. UCL will also develop new education programmes in creative design, using film and performance as well as robotic and networked screen technologies.
UCL appoints new Vice-Provost for Enterprise
Publication date: 20 July 2015
Mapping the People of Scotland
Publication date: 15 July 2015
Researchers at UCL have mapped the people of Scotland in unprecedented detail.
The project, ‘DataShine Scotland’, commissioned by National Records of Scotland and the Scottish Government, uses data from Scotland’s Census 2011 to show over 1,000 social characteristics for over 46,000 Scottish areas. These cover everything from health and education through to housing conditions and how people travel to work.
UCL wins DECC contracts for provision of energy expertise
Publication date: 3 July 2015
UCL Consultants has formed a cross-faculty team drawing on staff from the Faculties of the Built Environment, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Engineering, in response to an ITT from Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) seeking to establish a Framework contract for the 'Provision of Technical Specialists in Energy'. Running for four years, it will allow
UCL Consultant of the Year Award 2015
Publication date: 22 June 2015
UCL Energy Institute’s shipping group recognised for their applied research work with the maritime industry & launch UMAS, a new vehicle to work further with shipping stakeholders
Publication date: 17 June 2015
At the 2015 UCL Awards for Enterprise, the shipping group at the UCL Energy Institute, led by Dr Tristan Smith, were presented with the UCL Consultants Award. This award recognises the efforts and accomplishments of UCL’s most innovative and entrepreneurial staff in furthering enterprise through consultancy.
Cutting shipping sector's CO2 Omissions
Publication date: 2 June 2015
Cutting the shipping sector’s CO2 emissions in line with
global climate change targets will need an approach that goes beyond current
regulations, according to a new report by researchers from the Shipping in
Changing Climates Consortium at UCL and the Tyndall Centre, University of
MedCity - driving industry and innovation
Publication date: 8 May 2015
Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages
Publication date: 17 April 2015
UCL teaming up for a cleaner Europe
Publication date: 17 April 2015
Triple E Consulting, as lead partner, in collaboration with ARCADIS Belgium, Technopolis Group and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), has been selected by the European Environment Agency as single-operator in providing them with expert assistance with indicators, analysis, assessments and policy evaluation in support of the 7th Environmental Action Programme.
Professor Stephen Caddick appointed to Executive Board of the Wellcome Trust
Publication date: 17 February 2015
Philanthropy month at UCL
Publication date: 13 February 2015
UCL is where philanthropy helps big ideas to take root, grow and blossom.
UCL was established through philanthropy and today, donations from individuals continue to support academic programmes, scholarships and the UCL estate. Over 8,000 people give a regular gift of anywhere between £3 and millions, and alumni and friends volunteer in numerous activities which help current students, UCL’s world class research and fellow graduates.Philanthropic work at UCL isn’t just about supporting projects, but principles: to break down barriers; to provide opportunities; to challenge convention; and to solve problems. Since 1826, donors to UCL have helped us remain true to our founding principles of innovation, accessibility and relevance.Philanthropy Month
New technique doubles the distance of optical fibre communications
Publication date: 9 February 2015
UCL Founding Member of Alan Turing Institute for Data Science
Publication date: 2 February 2015
By 2050 no one under 80 will be dying from cancer, study says UCL Cancer Study
Publication date: 14 January 2015
Professor Paul Ekins is Awarded OBE
Publication date: 5 January 2015
UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
Publication date: 18 December 2014