A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world’s remaining tropical forests is emerging, threatening to simplify the world’s most diverse ecosystem including mass species loss, according to new UCL-led research published today in Science.
Publication date: 21 August 2015
UCL is the best performing university in the first year of the EU funding scheme Horizon 2020, securing a total of €73.2 million over 55 projects, according to an analysis by Research Professional.
Publication date: 9 July 2015
Publication date: 27 May 2015
Tuberculosis (TB) disease rates in some parts of London are as high as in Sub-Saharan Africa, and drug-resistant strains are becoming increasingly common. These require specific treatments, and if doctors know that a bug is resistant they can start therapy earlier, often leading to better outcomes.
Publication date: 13 May 2015
By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a new study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations to the Americas hundreds of years ago.
Publication date: 24 March 2015
Publication date: 11 March 2015
Alzheimer’s Research UK today announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at UCL, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. The Drug Discovery Institutes will see 90 new research scientists employed in state-of-the-art facilities to fast-track the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Publication date: 16 February 2015
Publication date: 18 December 2014
Publication date: 15 December 2014
A partnership involving UCL has been awarded £14M to accelerate access to simple self-tests in African countries. Self-testing for HIV using rapid diagnostic kits is becoming increasingly widely used, allowing high-risk people to test their own HIV status in private.
Publication date: 4 December 2014
UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) have today confirmed that they will be merging with effect from 2 December. The merger will create a new institution with over 35,000 students, confirming UCL as the biggest higher education institution in London, and the largest postgraduate institution in the UK, with 19,000 postgraduate students. It will have over 11,000 staff and a combined income of over £1bn.
Publication date: 25 November 2014
Ways to simplify treatments for tuberculosis (TB) to reduce drug resistance and make it easier for patients to complete their course of treatment have been trialled by two international groups involving UCL scientists.
Publication date: 23 October 2014
Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Institute of Health Equity) has recently (11 October) been made President-Elect of the World Medical Association.
Publication date: 22 October 2014
People with type 2 diabetes are physically
less able to recover from stress, finds a study by scientists at UCL and the University of Zurich, funded by the British Heart Foundation.
Publication date: 22 October 2014
A man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL and applied by surgeons at Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland.
Publication date: 21 October 2014
UCL is ranked in joint 5th place in the QS
World University Rankings 2014/15 released today. UCL is one of four UK Higher Education institutions ranked in the top
ten, along with Oxford (joint 5th), Cambridge and Imperial (joint 2nd).
Publication date: 16 September 2014
In July, UCL Engineering and UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) teamed up with the James Dyson Foundation to create an innovative week-long summer school.
Publication date: 15 August 2014
UCL has no places available through Clearing. However, we have a small number of places available through UCAS Adjustment for very well qualified applicants that have exceeded the conditions of their firm choice.
Publication date: 13 August 2014
Student satisfaction at UCL has risen by 2%, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS) results.
Publication date: 12 August 2014
A delegation from Peking University (PKU) visited UCL this week to explore how both institutions can work together more closely in the future.
Publication date: 19 June 2014
New programme brings over 500 students together to tackle global challenges from the Red Cross, World Bank and UK Government
Publication date: 3 June 2014
London’s international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published today in the journal Antiquity.
Publication date: 28 May 2014
A bold bid to uncover an alternative to the current failed model of economic growth is being launched via the establishment of a new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, led by the renowned anthropologist Professor Henrietta L. Moore.
Publication date: 15 May 2014
The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Shinzo Abe, visited UCL on 1 May to celebrate collaboration between the UK and Japan in education and research – and to explore how this can be further developed.
Publication date: 2 May 2014
Crowd-sourcing Britain's Bronze Age: call for public to help catalogue and model prehistoric artefacts
A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection.
Publication date: 16 April 2014