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STEaPP Seminar Series
This unique series of events aims to share knowledge on hot topics and themes relating to our research with speakers from within UCL STEaPP, across the university and beyond.
Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy at UCL STEaPP, has been appointed to the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Strategic Advisory Group.
The Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) is a Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) initiative which operates across a number of delivery partners, including the Research Councils, National Academies, UK Space Agency and HEFCE.
The purpose of the Strategic Advisory Group is to advise on the strategic development and delivery of the Global Challenge Research Fund, including:
Published: Mar 16, 2018 9:54:19 AM
Leonie Tanczer, Postdoctoral Research Associate for the EPSRC-funded PETRAS Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub, and Michael Veale, EPSRC PhD researcher working on responsible public sector machine learning have been appointed members of the Open Rights Group (ORG) Advisory Council.
Published: Mar 14, 2018 10:16:43 AM
Dr Madeline Carr gave evidence as an expert witness to
the House of Lords International Relations Select Committee on 28
February 2018, which was broadcast live on Parliament TV.
Published: Mar 13, 2018 10:54:11 AM
Six Master’s of Public Administration students at UCL STEaPP travelled to Dubai to represent the university at the 2018 World Government Summit (WGS) last month.
The Summit was attended by prominent leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as international thought leaders and pioneers. They engaged in inspirational, thought-provoking, and future-focused dialogues that aim to shape the future of governments and help improve the lives of citizens worldwide.
Natalia Moncada Luzio, a STEaPP MPA student, said: “I am so grateful we had the opportunity to participate in the WGS. In Dubai we lived a unique experience. From the cultural context to the participants, the first level speakers and the contents of the seminar around the future of government regarding science, technology, innovation and education, everything was amazing.
“On the first day the participants from STEaPP were allocated one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) panels. My panel was on Education, SDG #4. I had the chance to interact and connect with different stakeholders from UNESCO, universities and government. Each of us contributed from our own context and experience, in my case from my work in Chile around entrepreneurship as a tool to diminish educational gaps. The outcome was a collective road map with the next steps to reach a worldly high quality of education.
“For me as an MPA student the whole WGS gave me the chance to open my mind and see how different governments and stakeholders perceive the future challenges and what are the conversations that are really taken place between them. It was a Summit absolutely connected with our learnings in STEaPP!”
Published: Mar 7, 2018 12:46:58 PM
An interdisciplinary team from UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP) and UCL Department of Computer Science represented the university at the first Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge in the UK, which took place at the iconic BT Tower on 26-27th February. Forming the team were Ana Saldarriaga Gomez, Mathilde McBride, Oliviero Iurcovich – three MPA students at UCL STEaPP – and Jonathan Spring, PhD candidate in Computer Science.
Published: Feb 28, 2018 1:47:27 PM
Dr Tanczer leads study in to the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) on victims of domestic violence and abuse
Researchers in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP) and the Department of Computer Sciences (UCL CS) have received funding from the Social Science Plus+ award from UCL's Collaborative Social Science Domain for a pilot project examining the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) on victims of gender-based domestic violence and abuse.
Published: Feb 6, 2018 9:39:06 AM
Legislatures need evidence. Unfortunately, academic evidence makes up a small proportion of the wider gamut of ‘evidence’ considered by parliamentarians. Following the recent publication of a report on ‘The Use of Research in the UK Parliament’, Dr Chris Tyler discusses what Parliament could do to improve the way it uses evidence and what academia can do to be more influential.
Published: Dec 21, 2017 12:04:44 PM
The UK's relationship with the EU will go through profound changes after Brexit. This will inevitably bring changes for EU funding in the UK. What happens after that? What are the key decisions that need to be made? Who should make these decisions?
Published: Oct 9, 2017 2:42:41 PM
Infrastructure development is not only a question of engineering but also one of multiple social and political interactions. The governance of infrastructure must therefore effectively engage with the diversity of perspectives that produce it.
Published: Apr 3, 2017 5:32:50 PM
Professors Venkatesh Narayanamurti (Harvard) and Tolu Odumosu (Virginia) discuss their book, Cycles of Invention and Discovery, and reflect upon a number of pressing challenges to research funding, institutions, infrastructure and culture in the United States.
Published: Feb 21, 2017 2:35:25 PM
In the face of pressure to innovate at an ever faster pace, Dr Kevin Fong explores what modern medicine can learn from other 'risky' industries in order to improve patient safety, and the lessons it may have overlooked in the past.
Published: Feb 21, 2017 2:35:25 PM