Neuroscience

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UCL is Europe’s research powerhouse in neuroscience. We are ranked second in the world, and first in Europe, in neuroscience and behaviour by Thomson ISI Essential Science Indicators, with more than twice as many publications and citations as any other European institution. 

UCL Neuroscience researchers generate over 30% of the country’s contribution to the most highly cited publications in neuroscience, more than twice as much as any other university. 

In neuroimaging and clinical neurology, UCL produces 65% and 44% of the UK's contribution to the world's most highly cited papers, five-fold larger than that of the next highest UK institution. The UCL Neuroscience Domain brings together over 450 principal investigators who conduct this world-leading work in seven themes that reflect the strength of neuroscience at UCL.

UCL provides one of the best international environments to educate and train the next generation of research leaders and attract the best students. Our basic neuroscience research is translated into new ways of diagnosing and treating disease through our vibrant partnerships with the UCLP Academic Health Sciences Centre (ASRC) and our Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and specialist Biomedical Units.

Neuroscience is a strategic priority for UCL, accounting for over one third of UCL’s entire research income. Our success is built not just on world-class infrastructure but fundamentally on the people who make up the UCL Neuroscience Domain. Our vision is to build upon our existing excellence to become the world’s leading neuroscience institution.

Join the UCL Neuroscience Domain

If you are a member of UCL research staff and would like to join the UCL Neuroscience Domain community, simply select the UCL IRIS Neuroscience Theme when you complete/update your IRIS profile.

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Professor Trevor Smart

Professor Trevor Smart, Chair of the UCL Neuroscience Domain Steering Group

Neuroscience is a strategic priority for UCL, accounting for over one third of UCL’s entire research income.

Professor Trevor Smart