The matrices described below form platforms through which expertise is developed and applied, and through which collaborations are formed.
UCL’s research is organised within and beyond a formal network of faculties and academic departments.
In order to facilitate greater interdisciplinary interaction in research and teaching, we have also recently introduced a model of strategic faculty groupings, with three new schools covering:
- UCL SLMS: UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences (comprising UCL Brain Sciences, UCL Life Sciences, UCL Medical Sciences and UCL Population Health Sciences)
- UCL BEAMS: UCL Built Environment, UCL Engineering Sciences and UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences
- UCL SLASH: UCL Arts & Humanities, UCL Laws, UCL Social & Historical Sciences and the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies.
Vice-Dean (Research): Dr Claire Warwick
UCL Brain Sciences
Vice-Dean (Research): Professor Jane Rendell
Vice-Dean (Research): Professor Marek Ziebart
Vice-Dean (Research): Dr Arad Reisberg
UCL Life Sciences
Vice-Dean (Research): Professor Steve Wilson
UCL Medical Sciences
Vice-Dean (Research): Professor Ofer Lahav
Vice-Dean (Research): Professor Peter Brocklehurst
Vice-Dean (Research): Dr James Steele
Six world-renowned specialist centres became part of UCL during the last 25 years:
- UCL Institute of Archaeology, unique in the scale and diversity of its research and the global scope of its expertise and collaborative links
- UCL Institute of Child Health, which pursues an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to enhance understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood disease
- UCL Eastman Dental Institute, which undertakes cutting-edge fundamental, clinical and translational research on biomaterials, tissue engineering and microbial diseases
- UCL Institute of Neurology, ranked second in the world for neurology and both clinical and basic neuroscience
- UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, which aims to further the understanding of the processes of vision, and to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for the benefit of patients worldwide
- UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies, one of the world’s leading specialist institutions – and the largest national centre in the UK – for the study of central, eastern and southeast Europe and Russia.
Five of UCL’s recently constituted academic departments are similarly interdisciplinary:
- UCL Cancer Institute, fostering interaction and collaboration between cancer researchers and scientists in nanotechnology, bioinformatics, developmental biology, stem-cell research, immunity, engineering and medicinal chemistry
- UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, pioneering novel, integrative strategies in preventative and therapeutic cardiovascular medicine through uniting more than 400 cardiovascular scientists and cardiologists with scientists from disciplines such as chemistry, physics and mathematics
- UCL Security & Crime Science, devoted to reducing crime and other risks to personal and national security
- UCL Ear Institute, aiming to lead the world in understanding hearing and fighting deafness through an interdisciplinary approach
- UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society, bringing together expertise within and beyond the disciplines of Dutch, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian Studies and Spanish to promote interest in, and an understanding of, the diverse languages, cultures and societies of Europe
- UCL Institute for Women’s Health, bringing together individuals with expertise across the whole spectrum of women’s health – from laboratory science to clinical skills to social and behavioural sciences.
Central investment in new initiatives, through the UCL Provost’s Strategic Development Fund, has recently enabled the formation of the thematically focused centres.
The following provide a focus for both internal planning and research initiation, facilitate the training of postgraduate students in fields of contemporary significance, attract new funding, disseminate UCL research and work with industrial and other partners to realise the economic and social potential of our activities:
- UCL Computational Life & Medical Sciences Network
- UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
- UCL Energy Institute
- UCL Environment Institute
- UCL European Institute
- UCL Genetics Institute
- UCL Institute for Global Health
- UCL Centre for Materials Research
- UCL Institute of Origins
- UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction
- UCL Systems Biology
- UCL Urban Laboratory.
Selected institutes and centres (both physical and virtual) exemplify our interdisciplinary collaboration within UCL Research Themes.
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