UCL Global News and Case Studies
16 February 2015: UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments
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. More...
18 December 2014: UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
15 December 2014: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children
4 December 2014: £14M to develop HIV self-testing in southern Africa
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. More...
25 November 2014: UCL and the Institute of Education confirm merger
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. More...
23 October 2014: Simplifying TB treatments to improve patients’ lives
21 October 2014: UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function
16 September 2014: UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings
15 August 2014: UCL-JDF Summer School – reinventing the wheelchair
13 August 2014: Clearing, Adjustment and Confirmation 2014
12 August 2014: National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction
19 June 2014: UCL and China: visit from Peking University delegation
16 April 2014: Crowd-sourcing Britain's Bronze Age: call for public to help catalogue and model prehistoric artefacts
2 April 2014: UCL and Max Planck Society invest €5m to open world’s first computational psychiatry centre
28 March 2014: Jeremy Bentham and the escaped convicts
27 March 2014: Tribute to Captain Jerry Roberts MBE
13 March 2014: Professor Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist
12 March 2014: Dame DeAnne Julius appointed next Chair of UCL Council