In November 2017, UCL's Bartlett Development Planning Unit led the International observation mission to Somaliland’s presidential elections.
Publication date: 16 March 2018
The 2018 Brain Prize, the world’s most valuable prize for brain research at €1m, has been awarded to Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Professor Bart De Strooper (UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL) for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Publication date: 7 March 2018
Universities match scientists and financiers to boost start-up success
Publication date: 5 March 2018
UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has been ranked as the world number one for Education for the fifth year running, in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Publication date: 2 March 2018
Dr Rokia Raslan and Mr Yair Schwartz from UCL's Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering have recently published two reports exploring both innovation and best-practice in wall insulation.
Publication date: 27 February 2018
A new European Space Agency (ESA) mission concept to help reduce the global risk of damage caused by space weather will be worked on by teams from across the UK with UCL playing a pivotal role in developing instruments on board the spacecraft.
Publication date: 5 February 2018
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of St Pancras International, HSI Ltd partnered with students from the UCL's History Dept, led by Professor Margot Finn, to learn more about the station's rich and varied history.
Publication date: 23 January 2018
UCL's Dr Tristan Smith, Reader in Energy and Shipping, Bartlett's School of Environment, Energy & Resources. discusses how international shipping contributes to CO2 emissions, saying the level 'needs to reduce rapidly if we are to avoid the risks of dangerous climate change'
Publication date: 9 January 2018
The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by UCL scientists. It successfully lowered the level of the harmful huntington protein in the nervous system.
Publication date: 12 December 2017
UCL has won a flagship contract to train the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s staff and diplomats around the world in economics, ranging from how different markets and exchange rates operate to the economics of climate change and macro-economic crises.
Publication date: 29 November 2017
Professor Sarah Tabrizi, director of the UCL Huntington’s Disease Centre at the UCL Institute of Neurology, has received the 2017 International Leslie Gehry Brenner prize for Innovation in Science.
Publication date: 9 November 2017
UKCMB have created a great educational video on the causes and prevention of damp, mould and condensation in homes. The video aims to provide guidance to homeowners on how to avoid moisture problems in homes in the UK.
Publication date: 6 November 2017
Sadiq Khan, London’s Mayor, marked the start of his T-charge on vehicles to combat city pollution by visiting UCL’s nursery in Bloomsbury on 23rd October 2017.
Publication date: 1 November 2017
Professor Rose Luckin is the Dr Who of AI in education. Schools and universities will be transformed over the next 10 to 15 years by the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). No one has done more visionary work than Rose Luckin, Professor at UCL’s Institute of Education in the field of learning sciences, educational technology and AI. AI will personalise learning and provide the biggest revolution yet seen in the provision of high quality and individual education for all. “What we are very interested in is the right blend of human and artificial intelligence in the classroom – identifying that sweet spot,” she says.
Publication date: 9 October 2017
The UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences (UCL CFS) has scooped a Bronze Lion in the Design and Typography category at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Their winning campaign, made in collaboration with Ogilvy & Mather London, aims to crowdfund £1m for a world-class forensic evidence research laboratory and expose the surprisingly common yet critical problem of the misinterpretation of forensic science evidence.
Publication date: 16 August 2017
Twenty seven innovative projects at UCL have received funding totalling £264,264 in the third round of Knowledge Exchange and Innovation funding for 2017.
Publication date: 21 July 2017
More than half of London's LGBTQ+ venues have closed down in the past decade, according to a new report.
Publication date: 14 July 2017
A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support the improvement of UCL’s research facilities, which will enable UCL to deliver on its aim to create the world’s leading translational neuroscience environment.
Publication date: 11 July 2017
UCL Consultant, Dr James Cheshire was presented with the Royal Geographical Society’s Cuthbert Peek Award at its Annual Awards Ceremony on June 5 for his work on Advancing geographical knowledge through Big Data.
Publication date: 4 July 2017
Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London), has been appointed to the board of a new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to help boost jobs and support economic growth in the capital.
Publication date: 3 January 2017
UCL and the UK government launched today the UK-China Infrastructure Academy, a major new initiative to help train Chinese companies and officials on investment processes in the UK and to encourage greater Chinese investment in UK infrastructure projects.
Publication date: 6 December 2016
As part of UCL's collaboration to establish Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy at New Giza University (NGU), Eastman Director Professor Stephen Porter visited NGU School of Dentistry earlier this month.
Publication date: 30 November 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.
Publication date: 7 October 2016
“TO SEE children who would have been dead sitting and standing is something I never thought I would see.”
Publication date: 6 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.
Publication date: 3 October 2016