President and Provost News

Vice-Provost's View: From local to global – UCL and London

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London

The rise of UCL and London

Over the past decade or so, UCL has experienced a dramatic surge in global reputation and growth. Although this is the consequence of the outstanding work carried out by the UCL community over many decades, our success is likely to have been aided by being in one of the world’s leading cities: London.

UCL Council confirms UCL/IOE merger decision

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IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger

UCL Council has today (20 October) confirmed its decision that UCL should merge with the Institute of Education (IOE). 

Provost's View: Implementing our strategy – rethinking promotions, acting on student feedback and Grand Challenges

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Grand challenges

Back at UCL after a visit to the New York tri-state area, I have returned to an atmosphere of great anticipation, as we stand at the cusp of major decisions for the future of the university, and as we begin to do some important work on implementing UCL 2034.

Provost’s View: Meeting UCL friends in New York

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Provost

This week, I have been in the New York tri-state area, along with Dame Nicola Brewer (Vice-Provost, International Affairs), Dame Hazel Genn (Dean of the Faculty of Laws) and Lori Houlihan (Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations). We have been kept busy with a breakfast briefing on UCL 2034, gathering input on UCL’s international strategy, and the Annual Alumni Party, this year attended by more than 100 former students.

UCL gets £15M to train the next generation of bioscientists

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UCL Life Sciences

Thirty PhD studentships will be available annually for the next five years in the areas of agriculture and food security, industrial biotechnology and bioenergy, health and other frontier biosciences following a £15M grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Provost’s View: Transforming UCL takes shape

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Cruciform hub

As I have been out and about around campus in the past few weeks, I have been reminded of the unparalleled scale and pace of transformation that we are undertaking on our estate. I am also delighted to tell you that on two consecutive days, I have heard members of the academic community congratulating UCL Estates on a job well done at 140 Hampstead Road and at the new Cruciform hub. It was music to my ears.

Provost’s Long View: A momentous year ahead

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Freshers

The beginning of any new academic year is exciting, but for all of us at UCL, this year is shaping up to be one that is going to be of major importance too, as we make some key decisions that will shape and determine our future.

UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings

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UCL is ranked in joint 5th place in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15 released today. UCL is one of four UK Higher Education institutions ranked in the top ten, along with Oxford (joint 5th), Cambridge and Imperial (joint 2nd).

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