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Economic crisis, heritage and identity in Greece

At a time where Greek society appears deeply divided, as a result of the current economic crisis, certain historical events have been used to trigger narratives of unity. Consequently, national identities are often acquiring nationalistic values which threaten social cohesion at national and international level.
Dr Kalliopi Fouseki, Dr Eleni Vomvyla, Mina Dragouni
April 2014

Published: Apr 9, 2014 5:49:05 PM

The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Published: Feb 26, 2014 9:29:51 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Published: Feb 5, 2014 12:41:14 PM


Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014

Published: Dec 19, 2013 2:26:00 PM

"This time it's different" – The Impact of the European Election

"This time it's different", according to the European Parliament information campaign about the 2014 European Elections.  Posters and videos are urging citizens to "Act. React. Impact." But what has actually changed since 2009?
Fional Hall, Liberal Democrat MEP for the North East of England
December 2013

Published: Dec 19, 2013 2:25:00 PM


Calls for Proposals Out Now!

We are pleased to announce the next round of our small grant schemes - for projects by UCL faculty and UCL research students to take place in the Academic Year 2014-15.
Deadline: 06/06/2014.

Published: Apr 11, 2014 11:41:56 AM

Apply to exhibit in the Octagon Gallery

We are now launching the fifth competitive call for exhibition proposals for the new Octagon gallery. This is an opportunity to show off your current research. The theme for the fifth exhibition, inspired by the Gallery name, is EIGHT. Proposals on this theme are invited from across the UCL community.

Published: Apr 8, 2014 3:53:58 PM

UCL-Institut Français Call for Proposals

Under a new 3-year agreement, UCL and the Institut Français now invite UCL-based academics to apply for funds to organise collaborative workshops for the 2014-2015 academic year, involving participants from UCL and from research institutions in France.

Published: Apr 1, 2014 9:38:28 AM

UCL in the Press

Daily Mail accused of insulting top female scientists

21 March 2014
Professor David Price, Vice-Provost (Research) has written an open letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, to raise concerns about an article commenting on the race and gender of UCL academics appearing on BBC Newsnight

Published: Mar 31, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Pope meets mafia victims' families

21 March 2014
Commenting on the pope meeting with mafia victims' families for the first time, Professor John Dickie (UCL Italian) said: "This is the church making up for lost time. There was a long time where the best you could say about the church's attitude to the mafia was that it was culpably silent...."

Published: Mar 31, 2014 11:22:35 AM

Black scholars still experience racism on campus

20 March 2014
At a UCL talk titled “Why isn’t my professor black?”, academics argued that universities are beset by a racist mindset that views black people as “outsiders”

Published: Mar 31, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Featured Events 

Live-Stream, Debate and Call for Student Questions: First EU Presidential Debate

28 April 2014
Interested in having the presidential candidates answer your question during the debate? The deadline to submit questions has been moved to 10 April 2014.

Starts: Apr 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Postwar Cosmopolitanism: Political Universalism from the Seven Years' War to the Cold War

1-2 May 2014
The aim of this project, hosted by UCL’s Centre for Transnational History and supported under the UCL EI Small Grants Scheme, is to explore the genealogy of ideas of world order with a focus on the theme of war. More...

Starts: May 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM


The Transmission of a Troubled Past: Between the Personal and Professional

12 May 2014
How are we to make sense of, recount and transmit the past? How do we acquire knowledge of, interpret and analyse what is, by definition, removed from our immediate access and experience?

Starts: May 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Featured Media


Legacies of European Colonial Slavery

12 March 2014
Video, 1h37min.