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Learning lessons from the UK's maths problem

In 2016, international league tables published by the Programme for International Assessment (Pisa), which are published every three years by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), ranked the UK in 27th place overall in the world in maths.

Research into rare disorder wins Senior UCL Lecturer prestigious award

Pompe disease is probably not a disorder you're over familiar with. That's because although it's found in both genders and people of all ages, with numbers of sufferers varying among different ethnic groups, it's reckoned that the chance of being born with Pompe are only around one in 40,000.

Cities Changing Diabetes – how UCL is helping combat urban diabetes

The rise of diabetes is one of the world’s most serious health challenges. It's reckoned that by 2040 more than half a billion people will suffer from it. This startling increase has its roots in a number of causes, from rising wealth and increasing consumption to more sedentary lifestyles and inequality of access to health care.

A new university, a new collaboration in medical education

In October 2016, New Giza University (NGU) opened its doors 'creating an extraordinary youthful environment filled with energy, talent, and cultural diversity that redefines the future Egypt, a vibrant community of world class interdisciplinary researchers, professors, and students that foster excellence and encourages innovation.'