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

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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.

Provost’s View: The UCL and IOE merger – a year and a half on

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At the beginning of the year colleagues and I were proud to attend a ceremony at Buckingham Palace to collect the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of the UCL Institute of Education’s (IOE) “world-leading contribution to the policy and practice of education and innovative social research”.

UCL Professor advises House of Lords inquiry into science and the EU

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UCL Professor Graeme Reid acted as specialist adviser for the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's report on the influence of EU membership on UK science, published this week.

HRH The Duke of York visits UCL

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HRH The Duke of York visited UCL on Monday to see how the university is helping entrepreneurs with promising start-up companies achieve international growth.

Vice-Provost's View: Our education strategy for the next five years

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Some 250 of you, academics and professional service staff, have shaped our Education Strategy in which we set out what a UCL education will look like five years from now. The strategy has now been published on the Teaching & Learning Portal.

UCL excels in QS World University Subject Rankings

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UCL has strengthened its performance in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, with 8 subject areas ranked in the global top 10 and 4 areas in the top 5 worldwide.

Provost’s View: Staff Survey 2015 - what you said about working at UCL

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During November 2015, UCL asked all staff to fill in our Staff Survey. Running every two years, the Staff Survey is your opportunity to feed back to us your experience of working at UCL. The survey provides valuable insight into what is functioning well at UCL, but more importantly, where there is room for improvement – providing the basis for an action plan formulated by UCL’s senior management team (SMT) and implemented across UCL.

Infectious disease and global health – what UCL is doing

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We face a growing global threat from infectious disease. This was highlighted by the devastating outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, which affected over 28,000 people and claimed the lives of over 11,000. The recent outbreak of Zika virus infection in Brazil, transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, particularly affects pregnant women resulting in children born with microcephaly (very small heads and brains).

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