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UCL Staff News
2016-09-26 : Ruth Howells
UCL is proud to announce the establishment of the new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership in UCL History, with the support of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.
2016-09-22 : Chris Lane
UCL has been ranked 15th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17.
2016-09-15 : Dominique Fourniol
UCL is aiming to raise £600m for cutting-edge research, transformative capital projects and expanded student support in a new fundraising and engagement campaign, It’s All Academic – The Campaign for UCL , launched today in London.
2016-09-14 : Harry C Dayantis
UCL’s three biomedical research centres (BRCs) have won more than £167 million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to further world-leading biomedical research conducted with partner hospitals. UCL has received more funding than any other UK university, followed by King's College London and Oxford University, which received £133m and £127m respectively.
2016-09-14 : Nicholas W Tyndale Margaret-Anne Orgill
A new Forum for Responsible Metrics, to be chaired by Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), will bring together research funders, sector bodies and infrastructure experts to promote the responsible use of research metrics.
2016-09-07 : James L Russell
A new £10 million Mandarin Excellence Programme, led by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), will see at least 5,000 young people on track towards fluency in Mandarin Chinese by 2020.
2016-09-02 : Harry C Dayantis
Smoking the equivalent of a single ‘spliff’ of cannabis makes people less willing to work for money while ‘high’, finds a new UCL study.
2016-09-01 : Harry C Dayantis
The first scientists have moved into the new £650 million Francis Crick Institute building in London and are starting work in their purpose-built labs. Next to St Pancras station and the British Library, the Crick will be the biggest biomedical research institute under one roof in Europe.
2016-08-18 : Ruth Howells
Congratulations to all those students who have received their A-Level results and will be coming to UCL to study. We very much look forward to welcoming you.
2016-07-19 : Harry C Dayantis
A new interdisciplinary research institute in South Africa to fight tuberculosis (TB), HIV and related diseases has today been announced, following a merger between two leading research institutions, with UCL as a key academic partner.
2016-07-20 : Ruth Howells
Four academics from UCL have recently been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research.
2016-07-14 : Ruth Howells
At its meeting of 12th July, UCL Council considered a number of options for the future development of the university’s investment policy.
2016-07-20 : Ruth Howells
Food-sharing is more prevalent in stable hunter-gatherer camps, shows new UCL research that sheds light on the evolutionary roots of human cooperation.
2016-06-24 : Mark Skinsley Clare Bowerman
The outcome of the referendum is now known. While UCL did not take a formal position during the referendum campaign, I have given my personal view and you will have heard many other voices from the UCL community. The loss of EU membership will have a clear impact on universities such as UCL, particularly around the mobility of students and funding of research.
2016-06-16 : Ruth Howells
UCL’s LGBTQ+ rainbow flag has been flying at half-mast above the UCL portico as a gesture of condolence and solidarity with those affected by mass shooting in Pulse, the LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando.
2016-06-14 : Harry C Dayantis
Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.
2016-06-10 : Harry C Dayantis
Drugs currently being trialled in cancer patients have been used to successfully target an autoimmune condition in mice at UCL and King’s College London.
2016-06-09 : Ruth Howells
A striking gold flag made from foil blankets used by refugees has been raised on the flagpole above the UCL portico. The piece is by UCL Slade School of Fine Art student Mariana Bisti.
2016-06-03 : Harry C Dayantis
Older people are less willing to take risks for potential rewards and this may be due to declining levels of dopamine in the brain, finds a new UCL study of over 25,000 people funded by Wellcome.
2016-06-02 : Harry C Dayantis
A region of the brain that responds to bad experiences has the opposite reaction to expectations of aversive events in people with depression compared to healthy adults, finds a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council.
2016-05-24 : Rowan Walker
The discovery of early changes in the cells of the Fallopian tubes of women carrying the BRCA genetic mutation could open the way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer, reducing the need for invasive surgery, according to research published today in science journal Nature Communications.
2016-05-24 : Rowan Walker
Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation and areas that received the most TPS funding, according to research published in The Lancet .
2016-05-11 : Siobhan Pipa
Three UCL scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society in recognition of their outstanding contribution to science.
2016-05-13 : Harry C Dayantis
Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has revealed how this happens in the brain.
2016-05-10 : Rowan Walker
Around 33,000 deaths could have been avoided if heart attack aftercare guidelines outlining when to give treatment were followed, according to a study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) looking at the frequency of missed opportunities to treat people after a heart attack.