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The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
3 August 2015 
Lucy Shackleton More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Success of Eurocode 7 & New Design Challenges Event

21 March 2013

Workshop 2013

The Eurocode 7 and New Design Challenges workshop was held at UCL on the 19th of March 2013. The workshop was excellently successful with more than 100 attendees from different countries of Europe, the great majority students, graduates and young geotechnical engineers with a genuine interest in Eurocode 7 design. Among the event highlights were the 4 keynote lectures from the eminent members of the EC7 Evolution Groups:

  • Dr Brian Simpson, Arup Geotechnics
  • Professor Helmut F. Schweiger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Professor Giuseppe Scarpelli, University of Ancona, Italy
  • Professor Christos Vrettos, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

For more information and to view images, visit GEMA


This event was supported by UCL European Institute Calls for Proposals