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New Postgraduate Support Scheme available for 2015 entry

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UCL, 2011 (Image ©UCL Media Services)

A new funding opportunity for those applying to study a postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2015 is available with a deadline for applications of 29 March.

Inspiring the Future

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Charlotte Frearson participating in an Inspiring the Future school event

As part of ongoing work with schools across London, Charlotte Frearson was invited to participate in an Inspiring the Future event at Langdon Park School in East London recently.

Culture Counts!

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New developments in understanding how and why culture varies as much and as little as it does, how it achieves its effects on attitudes and decisions, and how to measure and model it.

Abstract Art and Society, symposiom, 13-14 March 2015

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This two day symposium is jointly presented by CSCA and Whitechapel Gallery and will investigate themes from the exhibition Adventures of the Black Square

New Leadership for the Constitution Unit from September 2015

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Meg Russell, Alan Renwick & Robert Hazell

New arrangements for the leadership of the Constitution Unit are planned from September 2015. Professor Robert Hazell will formally step down as Director, after 20 years in the role, to be succeeded by the current Deputy Director, Professor Meg Russell. At the same time Dr Alan Renwick joins the UCL Department of Political Science from the University of Reading, and will take over as the Constitution Unit Deputy Director.

Sue Hamilton interviewed for International Women's Day 2015

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Sue Hamilton interviewed for International Women's Day 2015

Institute Director, Sue Hamilton, has been interviewed as part of a series of events hosted by UCL to mark International Women's Day on 8 March.

Strengthening Co-operation through Transnational Route Development

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Logo of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

Tim Williams has been invited to make a presentation at the 5th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting in Berlin on 4 March.

2015 Junior Job Market hires

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The Departmental Junior Job Market search is now completed. We are pleased to announce that we have hired two new lecturers who will join the Department in this capacity next academic year: Attila Lindner and Michela Tincani.

Attila Lindner is a labour economist and his research interests span minimum wages, job search, unemployment benefits and labour supply.  To study those topics, Attila has used data from Hungary, Poland and the United States.  Attila will receive his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and holds degrees from Corvinus University and the Central European University.

Michela Tincani is a labour economist with interests in the economics of education, non-cognitive skills and the gender wage gap.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and studied previously at Luiss University and Bocconi University.  Michela has been a post-doctoral research fellow at UCL, a research affiliate with the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CeMMAP) and the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePO) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

This has been a very successful hiring process and we would like to thank everybody for attending the talks and contributing to make the whole process a success. Last but not least, the Department would like to thank Aureo de Paula who has run the hiring process efficiently and with an extremely positive attitude.

Don’t let the Paris murderers win

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Dr Cecile Laborde
Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if France.

Funding opportunities for Master's degrees at UCL-Institute of the Americas

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UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce these new funding opportunities for those planning to apply for a place at one of our MA and MSc degrees: the Santander Universities Scholarship Awards and the Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS).

Thinking Chinese Gala Dinner, 31/03

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Thinking Chinese dinner

Ming-Ai (London) Institute and UCL present a Gala Fundraising Dinner in aid of Camden Chinese Community Centre.

Thinking Chinese Conference (31/03–1/04 2015) 思華 · 華思

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Thinking Chinese conference

A ground-breaking interdisciplinary conference convened by UCL and Ming-Ai (London) Institute.

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