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UCL launches UK-China Infrastructure Academy

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UCL launches UK-China Infrastructure Academy

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.

Visit to the Dean of New Giza University (NGU) Dental School

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Visit to the Dean of New Giza University Dental School

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. 

Losing my mind

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Losing my mind

“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

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Children with fatal muscle disease walk after drug breakthrough

“TO SEE children who would have been dead sitting and standing is something I never thought I would see.

UCL Consultants appoint new Director of Bespoke Short Courses

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New UCLC appoinment - Director - Bespoke Short Courses

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

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UCL Institute of Education leads Mandarin teaching initiative

A new £10 million Mandarin Excellence Programme, led by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), will see at least 5,000 young people on track towards fluency in Mandarin Chinese by 2020.

Gaia sizes up 1.1 billion stars

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Gaia sizes up 1.1 billion stars

Gaia, a European Space Agency satellite designed to unlock the secrets of the birth and evolution of the Milky Way, has released its first wave of data on the positions and brightness for about one billion stars. 

UCL Research finds Parkinson's could potentially be detected by an eye test

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Parkinson's could potentially be detected by an eye test

Researchers may have discovered a method of detecting changes in the eye which could identify Parkinson's disease before its symptoms develop.

Senior academic team appointed for UCL East

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Senior academic team appointed for UCL East

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

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New Senior Project Manager

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

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diesel cars

A new report by UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Resources for Green Budget Europe outlines options for fiscal reform to tackle air pollution from diesel cars.

Training government officials in the latest urban planning approaches

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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

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Professor Deborah Gill wins Provost's Spirit of Enterprise Award

UCL announces 2016 Awards for Entrepreneurship

UCL announced its Awards for Entrepreneurship 2016 to recognise and celebrate the achievements of students and staff in promoting enterprise activity at the university, as well as honouring an external entrepreneur who has given back to society.

UCL-Energy co-authors final report on 'selecting indicators to measure energy poverty' for the European Commission 

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EU Lights

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

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Dr Celia Cauldcott

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 

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Watch Professor Sarah Tabrizi's (Clinical Neurology Consultant at UCL) lecture on Huntington's disease

Mars’ surface revealed in unprecedented detail

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Mars’ surface revealed in unprecedented detail

The surface of Mars – including the location of Beagle-2 – has been shown in unprecedented detail by UCL scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching technique. 

CO2 emissions for every ship for every hour, now that's big data!

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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

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UCL scientists nominated as names for new polar ship

Dr Katharine Giles and Professor Seymour Laxon, both of UCL Earth Sciences, have been proposed as names for a new polar research ship in a public competition run by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which closes on 16 April.

"too poor to stay warm" - highlighting fuel poverty

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"too poor to stay warm"

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 

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Lancet Young Investigator Award

Lancet Young Investigator Award

Congratulations go to Robert Aldridge who jointly received the Lancet Young Investigator Award 2016, and who only recently completed his studies

The world’s social media habits uncovered in new UCL study

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Why we post

Why do we post selfies in England and footies in Chile? Why is social media considered a distraction to education in rural China, yet a valuable learning aid in Brazil? And how quintessentially English are we when it comes to our social media activity? 

UCL launches academic collaboration with Egypt’s New Giza University

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New Giza University

UCL and New Giza University have launched an academic collaboration to support colleagues from the NGU Faculty of Health Sciences to develop and deliver high quality undergraduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy programmes in the Cairo region.  

DNA ‘building blocks’ pave the way for improved drug delivery

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DNA Block

DNA has been used as a ‘molecular building block’ to construct synthetic bio-inspired pores which will improve the way drugs are delivered and help advance the field of synthetic biology, according to scientists from UCL and Nanion Technologies.

First evidence to suggest that screening for ovarian cancer may save lives

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Ovarian Cancer

New results from the world’s biggest ovarian cancer screening trial led by UCL suggest that screening based on an annual blood test may help reduce the number of women dying from the disease by around 20%.

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