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29 February 2016: The world’s social media habits uncovered in new UCL study

Why do we post selfies in England and footies in Chile? Why is social media considered a distraction to education in rural China, yet a valuable learning aid in Brazil? And how quintessentially English are we when it comes to our social media activity?  More...

25 February 2016: London lags behind other world cities in international school performance tables

London secondary school pupils are behind their peers in East Asian, European, Australian and North American cities and regions by the equivalent of about half a year of schooling. More...

19 February 2016: Virtual reality study examines GP response when patients demand antibiotics

Both trainee and senior GPs prescribed antibiotics without clinical need when faced with a virtual reality (VR) scenario where patients angrily demanded them, finds new UCL research. More...

18 February 2016: Following orders makes us feel less responsible for our actions

Coercive instructions make people feel less responsible for the outcomes of their actions, as opposed to merely saying that they are less responsible, researchers from UCL and the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium have found. More...

18 February 2016: Professor Becky Francis appointed new Director of UCL Institute of Education

Professor Becky Francis has been appointed as the next Director of UCL Institute of Education, with effect from 1 July 2016. More...

17 February 2016: UCL excels in securing EU research funding

UCL has retained and strengthened its position as the top performing university in Europe in the major EU funding scheme Horizon 2020, securing more than €103 million so far. More...

17 February 2016: Major Wellcome Trust award to UCL boosts Huntington’s disease research

A team of researchers from UCL and the University of Cambridge led by Professor Sarah Tabrizi, Director of the Huntington’s Disease Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, have been granted a prestigious Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in one of the largest investments in Huntington’s Disease (HD) ever given by a public funding body in the UK.  More...

16 February 2016: First detection of gases in super-Earth atmosphere

The first successful detection of gases in the atmosphere of a super-Earth reveals the presence of hydrogen and helium, but no water vapour, according to UCL researchers. More...

15 February 2016: New hardware to expand fast fibre-to-the-home

The cost of deploying fast fibre connections straight to homes could be dramatically reduced by new hardware designed and tested by UCL researchers.  More...

15 February 2016: UCL Petrie Museum’s Tarkhan Dress: world’s oldest woven garment

The Tarkhan Dress, a V-neck linen shirt currently on display in the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, has been confirmed as the world’s oldest woven garment with radiocarbon testing dating the garment to the late fourth-millennium BC. More...

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