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Magna Charta Observatory statement concerning universities in Turkey

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Quad

As a signatory of the Magna Charta Universitatum, a shared statement of academic freedom and institutional autonomy as a guideline for good governance and self-understanding of universities in the future, UCL would like to express support for the statement of the Magna Charta Observatory regarding the treatment of Turkish universities and academics in the aftermath of the failed coup of July 15 2016.

UCL researchers elected to British Academy

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British Academy Fellows

Four academics from UCL have recently been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research.

Provost’s View: UCL 2034 – the progress so far

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UCL 2034 graphic

As the end of the academic year, and the end of my third year as President and Provost of UCL approaches, I thought it would be helpful to reflect on the progress that we are making in terms of our long term ambitions, as outlined in UCL 2034.

Building on UCL’s enterprise success

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Celia Caulcott

UCL has a long and successful track record of encouraging innovation and enterprise. This support for enterprise activities helps the university deliver the widest possible impact from its research on the economy and society, both in the UK and globally. It also brings individual benefits to our staff and students.

Bringing expertise to bear on policymaking

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Community Health

I have occasionally fallen asleep listening to UCL academics. Happily, it is more common for me to wake up to the sound of their voices, quite often explaining how government decisions might be improved if only they were informed by evidence. (BBC Radio 4 acts as my morning alarm.)

Provost’s View: Developments for UCL East

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UCL East

I would like to congratulate Sadiq Khan on his election as Mayor of London on 5 May. London is central to our UCL 2034 vision and we look forward to working with the Mayor and his team on a range of issues, including one of our biggest contributions to the development of the capital – UCL East.

Provost's View: Transforming UCL - from the New Student Centre to UCL East

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nsc


I was delighted to welcome Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, to UCL last week in order to sign off on a £280m loan, the largest sum ever lent by the bank to a university. You may well have seen some of the media coverage of this landmark agreement.

UCL agrees £280m European Investment Bank loan for campus developments

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UCl EIB

UCL has agreed a £280 million loan with the European Investment Bank to develop its Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses, the largest sum ever lent by the bank to a university.

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