Known as 'London's Global University', University College London employs 4,078 academic research staff in over 50 departments and institutes. UCL also has 11 associated teaching hospitals, which include Great Ormond Street Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Royal Free Hospital.
UCL has more than two decades' worth of experience in the EU Framework Programmes and has participated in over 600 Framework Programme 7 projects, with a total cumulative budget of over €300 million. UCL's research income from the European Union has doubled since 2009, and because of its successful performance UCL ranks 3rd in the UK and 9th in Europe in terms of the amount of FP7 funding awarded [Source: European Commission, FP7 Grant Agreements and Participants' Database vs 7.0, released 21.06.2011]. UCL is also the current UK lead in participation in the FP7 "Cooperation" specific programme.
UCL has been heavily involved in the contribution of expert advice during the development of the upcoming Horizon 2020 programme and its main pillars, and UCL is recognised as one of the key players in Framework Programme funding not just in the UK but in the European Union.
UCL is currently coordinating 26 FP7 collaborative projects with a combined budget of €148 million, and has been awarded over 100 European Research Council grants and 58 Marie Curie individual fellowships. For more information please see the Project Management page or the CORDIS Project Database.