About UCL


About UCL

UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.

Who we are

Influential UCL people past and present.

What UCL does

Our research and community impact.

UCL was the first university in England to admit women on equal basis as men in 1878

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Why UCL?

Reasons students, staff and partners join UCL.

Where is UCL?

Our London and global locations, plus a 360 degree look around campus.

How UCL works

UCL's strategic work, priorities and governance.

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Left: Bartlett PhD Research Projects 2016, conference and exhibition © Stonehouse Photographic | Centre: UCL Portico © UCL | Right: Researcher studying a Papyrus whilst seated in the pots room