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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%.

More than half of England’s poorest citizens risk undetected bowel cancer

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More than half of England’s poorest citizens risk undetected bowel cancer

The study was set up to test ways of narrowing the gap in uptake between rich and poor. The results highlight just how wide this gap currently is, and also provide the first published national figures on bowel screening uptake since the scheme was fully rolled out in 2010.

UCL & Vodafone launch training for a new generation in regulation and public policy

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UCL and Vodafone training for a new generation in regulation and public policy

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

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diabetes

New research led by UCL for the Cities Changing Diabetes partnership shows socio-cultural factors including time pressure, commuting time and where you live play significant roles in diabetes vulnerability.

UCL professor is first UK winner of $3m Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

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Professor John Hardy

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

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UCL Consultants

Using big data to map the demographics of Scotland, analysing the psychological factors that enable elite athletes to excel under pressure, and providing testimony about DNA evidence that helped convict a man of murder.

UCL Energy’s Shipping Group & partners win new study for the IMO on the availability of low sulphur fuels for shipping

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IMO New Study

The consulting arm of UCL Energy Institute’s Shipping Group (UMAS), along with a consortium of partners led by CE Delft, has won a study to inform the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) decision on whether to implement a global cap on sulphur in 2020 or postpone to 2025.

UCL & UK supermarkets unite to beat dementia with carrier bag funds

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UCL & UK supermarkets unite to beat dementia with carrier bag funds

UK supermarkets Iceland, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose have today pledged funds from the new levy on single-use carrier bags to support the construction of a new world class dementia research centre at UCL.

UCL Engineering Inspiration: Student Showcase and Networking Event

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IEP

Over the last three years UCL Engineering has been changing the way it teaches to better meet the needs of both students and employers. Through the Integrated

UCL launches neuromarketing course: Educating the marketing industry on how to avoid bad science

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Neuromarketing Brain image

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

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Bowel Cancer cell

Fewer than half of a group of 21,000 people invited for a bowel cancer screening test took up the offer, even though it may stop them developing the illness, say Cancer Research UK.

The Bartlett & UCL Engineering expand premises to Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2016

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Here East

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.

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