Archive of UCL News

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21 August 2015: Scientists warn only ‘simplified’, degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century

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.  More...

20 August 2015: Working long hours linked to higher risk of stroke

Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke and a more modest (13%) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working a standard 35 to 40 hour week, according to the largest study in this field so far, led by UCL and published in The Lancet. More...

17 August 2015: UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 18th place

UCL has risen to 18th place in the new Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, making it one of only three UK universities in the top 20. More...

14 August 2015: Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age

The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led by a UCL scientist. More...

13 August 2015: UCL Bloomsbury Theatre building works update

The UCL Bloomsbury Theatre is currently closed for planned building works which have impacted on known asbestos further than expected.  More...

13 August 2015: UCL awarded for its efforts to advance ‘race’ equality in pioneering new scheme

UCL has become one of the first universities in the UK to be formally awarded for its efforts to understand, and take steps to address, racialised inequalities in the academy. More...

12 August 2015: A-Level Results 2015: adjustment places available at UCL

UCL has a small number of places available on certain courses through UCAS Adjustment. These are for well qualified applicants who have done better than expected, meeting and exceeding the conditions of their firm choice. We do not have any places available through Clearing. More...

12 August 2015: National Student Survey: UCL results

Overall student satisfaction at UCL has fallen by 3%, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS) results. More...

5 August 2015: Artificial intelligence improves fine wine price prediction

The price fluctuation of fine wines can now be predicted more accurately using a novel artificial intelligence approach developed by researchers at UCL. The method could be used to help fine wine investors make more informed decisions about their portfolios and encourage non-wine investors to start looking at wine in this manner and hence increase the net trade of wine. It is expected that similar techniques will be used in other ‘alternative assets’ such as classic cars. More...

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