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29 November 2011: Do we need a ‘science of evidence’?

Evidence is key to many topical debates such as global warming, evolution, the search for weapons of mass destruction, DNA profiling, and advances in science and medicine. A new book asks whether, considering the importance of evidence for so many disciplines, a general ‘science of evidence’ is possible – or even desirable. More...

25 November 2011: Vice-Provost begins Presidency of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Sir John Tooke, Vice-Provost (Health) at UCL, has today begun a five year term as President of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He takes over from Professor Sir John Bell who retired yesterday having led the Academy to significantly increased prominence and influence. More...

25 November 2011: UCL Institute of Ophthalmology wins Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is the recipient of a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, in recognition of “outstanding excellence”, it was announced today. More...

24 November 2011: UCL appoints new Vice-Provost (Education)

Professor Anthony Smith has been appointed UCL Vice-Provost (Education). Since 2006 Professor Smith has been Principal and Dean of the School of Pharmacy, which merges with UCL from 1 January 2012. He is a distinguished scientist, with special interests in pharmacy education; antibiotic therapy and resistance; biofilms and microbiology. More...

23 November 2011: UCL looks east towards Newham for additional university campus

UCL and the London Borough of Newham have today announced plans to explore the establishment of a new campus for UCL in the Olympic borough of Newham, in addition to the University’s Bloomsbury location. More...

22 November 2011: New UCL Institute of Health Equity aims to narrow health gap

UCL has moved closer to reducing health inequality present in the UK after the launch of the new UCL Institute of Health Equity by Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. More...

17 November 2011: UCL to boost availability of new medicines

UCL has announced details of a new EPSRC Centre which will boost innovation in the manufacture of new medicines, improving cost-effectiveness and making the drugs more widely available. The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies is being funded by a £4.9m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with a further £3.9m investment (cash & in-kind) provided by over 25 founding industry partners. More...

17 November 2011: Francis Galton’s eugenic novel Kantsaywhere published online

Francis Galton’s eugenic novel Kantsaywhere has been published for the first time by UCL. More...

16 November 2011: UCL unveils masterplan for future estate growth

UCL, one of the world’s leading universities, has set out an ambitious programme of investment in its central London estate signalling plans for continued growth over the next 10 years. More...

14 November 2011: Share your ideas on the future of teaching

UCL students are invited to put forward their vision for the future of teaching and learning at UCL via a short digital story on a camera. More...

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