The last Provost’s view of the calendar year gives me an opportunity to reflect on events in 2016 and to think about how we might adjust through 2017 to begin to tackle a world of higher education with significantly more uncertainty than at this time last year. My emphasis is to turn this course of events into a series of opportunities for UCL.
Publication date: 15 December 2016
UCL has been selected as the 'hub' of the new £250m UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), to be led by Professor Bart De Strooper, current leader of the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven and scientific director at VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) in Belgium.
Publication date: 14 December 2016
It takes a special type of person to succeed in the face of the frustrations and setbacks that characterise a research career – requiring admirable reserves of enthusiasm, perseverance and creativity.
Publication date: 23 November 2016
So, TEF is on its way. In January, UCL will be making its submission to the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, which seeks for the first time to reach a judgement on the quality of student education in England's universities.
Publication date: 17 November 2016
Sustainable development is one of the major global themes of the 21st century and one that challenges our economic model of growth and development, the way in which our society functions and our custodianship of the earth’s resources.
Publication date: 9 November 2016
Two world-leading universities, Peking University (PKU) and UCL, today reinforced their key strategic partnership, which will see them work even more closely together to address pressing global challenges.
Publication date: 4 November 2016
When I accepted the role as President and Provost at UCL, I was excited to try to help enable the ambition of faculties and departments that wanted to push forward at pace.
Publication date: 2 November 2016
The MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL has achieved the university’s first departmental Athena SWAN Gold award for gender equality – one of only two awarded to UK universities in this round.
Publication date: 6 October 2016