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
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.
Publication date: 23 September 2016
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.
Publication date: 15 September 2016
Researchers may have discovered a method of detecting changes in the eye which could identify Parkinson's disease before its symptoms develop.
Publication date: 18 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.
Publication date: 1 August 2016
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Clare Berry as our new Senior Project Manager.
Publication date: 22 July 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.
Publication date: 27 June 2016
UCL announces 2016 Awards for Entrepreneurship
Publication date: 13 June 2016