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UCL tribute to Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz

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Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz was Professor of Clinical and Molecular Genetics and a Clinical Geneticist.

New DeepMind professorship at UCL to push frontiers of AI

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New Artificial Intelligence Professor will have full academic freedom

Leading AI company DeepMind is establishing a Professorship of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at UCL - where two of its co-founders, Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg, were students.

UCL key partner in £14m cancer biotherapeutics research hub

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Researchers at UCL will play a leading role in a new world class hub for cancer biotherapeutics, which has been launched by Cancer Research UK.

Gig economy drivers and riders at heightened risk of traffic collisions

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The pressures that come with being a self-employed courier or taxi driver may significantly increase the risk of being involved in a collision, a new report by UCL finds.

UCL-led doctoral training partnership awarded AHRC funding

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council has awarded funding for doctoral training studentships to the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), led by UCL. 

UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL is formally opened

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The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) has officially opened its hub facility at UCL, marking the "beginning of the end for dementia".

4 in 5 adolescent girls have a mental health disorder following sexual assault

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80% of young women were found to have a mental health disorder and 55% had two or more mental health disorders four to five months after sexual assault, according to a study led by UCL and The Havens, London’s specialist sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) hosted by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Londoners feel ignored and not represented by adverts

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75 per cent of Londoners feel that adverts should reflect the diversity of the city’s population, yet fewer than one in four thinks adverts are culturally diverse, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education.

UK urban forest can store as much carbon as tropical rainforests

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Pockets of urban forest can contain as much carbon as tropical rainforests, according to new research led by UCL. 

UCL celebrates the best of public engagement

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The Provost’s Public Engagement Awards celebrated staff and students’ contributions to the local community and further afield, to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of UCL's Public Engagement Unit.

£100m secured for UCL East as part of East Bank

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UCL has secured £100 million from the Government towards the capital cost of building our new campus, UCL East.

Digitisation of Jeremy Bentham’s papers now complete

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The central collection of the papers of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the English philosopher and intellectual inspiration behind UCL, have now been completely digitised. 

UCL Festival of Culture - one week to go

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This year’s UCL Festival of Culture explores some important and contemporary issues such as the migration crisis, identity, homelessness and brings all of these issues to life through talks, theatre, exhibitions, live readings and workshops.

UCL President & Provost elected to the board of the League of European Research Universities

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UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, has been appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) alongside Professor Karen Maex from the University of Amsterdam.

UCL-Lebanon project to map out a future for refugees

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A new UCL research centre, which will explore how to build prosperous societies in communities affected by mass displacement such as Lebanon, received its UK launch today.

German universities likely to benefit from Brexit

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UK universities are likely to suffer because of Brexit while German universities may benefit, according to new UCL-led research.

UCL awarded funding to transform health through data science

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UCL has been chosen as a foundation partner of the new national institute Health Data Research (HDR) UK.  

UCL bucks trend with 15% rise in applications

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UCL has had a surge in applications for undergraduate courses from home, EU and overseas students, outperforming the overall rates in the UK higher education sector.

Israeli writer Hen Mazzig returns to UCL in “brave” assertion of freedom of speech

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Israeli writer Hen Mazzig returned to speak at UCL this week, hailing the decision to invite him back as a “brave and honourable” commitment by the university to freedom of speech.

UCL statement on the London Conference on Intelligence

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UCL is totally committed to vigorously combatting racism and sexism in all forms, both on our campus, and beyond.  In doing so we must, however, also acknowledge that we have a legal obligation to protect free speech on campus, within the law, even if the views expressed are inconsistent with the values and views of UCL.

UCL launches open access megajournal to help solve the world’s biggest challenges

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UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models.

Lisa Milroy’s solo exhibition at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London

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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is hosting a major solo exhibition of the UCL Slade School of Fine Art’s Head of Graduate Painting, Lisa Milroy.

Israeli speaker Hen Mazzig returns to UCL in demonstration of freedom of speech

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UCL has invited the Israeli-born writer, speaker and activist Hen Mazzig back to speak at the university in an explicit demonstration of its commitment to free speech.

UCL professor takes up adviser role to EU commissioner

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UCL Professor Mariana Mazzucato this week took up her role as Moedas’s special advisor on mission-driven science and innovation.

Top New Year Honours for UCL academics and alumni

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Four UCL academics and five alumni have been awarded honours in the New Year’s Honours including a knighthood and a dame.

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