President and Provost News

Vice-Provost's View: Our education strategy: preparing our students for the wider world

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Anthony Smith

Over the last few years students' expectations of their universities have grown, competition has become more fierce for the best students and - as the government's recent green paper shows – the quality of teaching has been placed under greater political scrutiny than ever before.

Reaction to Spending Review and Autumn Statement from around UCL

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Palace of Westminster

There has been reaction from around UCL to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement speech given earlier today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, setting out the government’s spending plans to 2019/20.

Provost's Long View: A rolling TEF, a periodic REF, farewell HEFCE and a proposed new ‘Office for Students’ – the government’s green paper on higher education

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For the second time in a year, I will start my column by expressing the collective sorrow of UCL for the recent horrific attacks in Paris and the tragic loss of life. As I heard one TV commentator say, if the Charlie Hebdo episode was about attacking French values and freedom of speech, this weekend saw a direct attack on France and its citizens.

UCL statement: Paris attacks

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“The UCL community wishes to send its support to the people of Paris and France after the terrible events that occurred in Paris on Friday night. We also wish to send our condolences to the families of the victims of these horrific attacks.

Three UCL researchers awarded Philip Leverhulme Prizes

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2015 recipients UCL

Researchers from the UCL Institute of Education, UCL Geography and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience have recently been awarded 2015 Philip Leverhulme Prizes.

Vice-Provost’s View: Five tips to help you navigate Open Access

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Discovery downloads

UCL is a pioneer in Open Access (OA) – that is, making research outputs freely available online. In 2009, we became the first European university ranked in the global top ten in the THE–QS world university rankings to make our research free to all, and earlier this year, we celebrated the launch of the UK's first fully OA university press (UCL Press). UCL’s policy states that authors must deposit all of their research outputs in our institutional Open Access repository, UCL Discovery.

UCL professor is first UK winner of $3m Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

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Professor John Hardy

Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) was last night awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his pioneering research into the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

Vice Provost's View: The outlook for health at UCL

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David Lomas

Having been Vice-Provost (Health) for three months, I should like to start by thanking my predecessor Professor Sir John Tooke: health at UCL has gone from strength to strength over the past five and a half years.

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