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Highly commended UCL Open Access Guide now available

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UCL Open Access

UCL’s new Open Access (OA) Guide is now available on the UCL Library Services website.

The guide, launched at the recent UCL OA Forum, has been praised as a clear, straightforward introduction to OA for all researchers, including those whose funding agencies require their outputs to be made open access.

UCL top in research council income

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UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants awarded to 24 new projects

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24 new research projects have been awarded funding of up to £3,000 through the 2013-2014 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme.

£7 million Infrastructure Business Model Centres to engineer future UK

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airport runway

Two new centres that will help shape the way the UK’s future infrastructure is planned and implemented were officially launched this week today during an event at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London.

Call for proposals: UCL–French Embassy science and technology workshops

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Record number of Marie Curie Fellowships for research at UCL

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23 postdoctoral researchers from 14 different countries have been awarded Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. The awards will enable researchers to spend up to two years working with research teams across all schools at UCL.

Cycling safer than driving for young people

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Researchers from UCL have found that cycling is safer than driving for young males, with 17 to 20 year old drivers facing almost five times greater risk per hour than cyclists of the same age.

Developing cities face perfect storm of environmental risks

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UCL Grand Challenges £5,000 grants available

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UCL Grand Challenges

The UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme invites applications to fund cross-disciplinary projects in Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.

UCL Behaviour Change Month – November 2012

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UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

UCL Behaviour Change Month in November 2012 will comprise a series of cross-disciplinary talks, discussions and workshops, and lead up to a £10,000 research prize workshop in January 2013.

New applications for UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellowship invited

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Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) addresses one of the most fundamental questions: how did complex life arise? He does so as the inaugural UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellow, a programme for which new applications are invited.

UCL News podcast: Royal Society summer science exhibition

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The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening. 

Better urban planning is essential to improve health

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Medellin, Colombia

The proportion of the world’s population that lives in cities has been steadily rising, so that 3 in 5 of all people globally will live in a city by 2030. The UCL-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities explores the many issues other than health services that contribute to population health in a city environment.

UCL, Intel and Imperial to create Global Centre for Research in Sustainable Connected Cities

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The signing: (standing from left) Martin Curley, VP and Director Intel Labs Europe; Rt Hon George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer,  and seated, Professor Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) UCL; Dr Justin Rattner, CTO, Vice-President and Senior Fellow Intel; Edward Astle, Pro-Rector Enterprise, Imperial College

UCL, Imperial College London and Intel have announced the launch of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities. The new London-based institute will be Intel’s first research centre and global hub dedicated to exploring how technology can support and sustain the social and economic development of cities worldwide. 

Setting the cultural heritage research agenda

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UCL has contributed to setting the European research agenda relating to cultural heritage and global change.

A UCL-led workshop held in December 2011 resulted in the League of European Research Universities (LERU) Declaration on the Joint Programming Initiative ‘Cultural Heritage and Global Change: A New Challenge for Europe’ (The UCL Declaration).

UCL, Intel and Imperial poised to establish Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities

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The signing of the partnership in the presence of Chancellor George Osborne

UCL, Imperial College London and Intel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of establishing an Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities.

Industrial “inertia to change” is delaying development of zero carbon homes, report finds

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Tackling rising CO2 emissions from the residential sector could make a vital contribution towards mitigating climate change, according to a new report from the UCL Bartlett School of Planning.

UCL Research Strategy published

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The 2011 UCL Research Strategy calls for a transformation of the understanding of the role of our comprehensive research-intensive university in the 21st century.

UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants available

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UCL Grand Challenges

Up to £5,000 per project is available to UCL staff through the 2011 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme. The closing date for applications is 18 November 2011.

Bartlett architects provide “SURFACE TENSION” for Nevada Museum of Art

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Surface Tension

A major art installation commenting on the role of the built environment during times of environmental change has been created by two senior lecturers from UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture. It takes pride of place at the centre of the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA.

Report: Beyond the Ghetto

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Christchurch earthquake seminar on 2 March 2011

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Ecocide: the fifth crime against peace?

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Polly Higgins

Should damaging ecosystems and global health be made the fifth crime against peace? Sarah Ball, Research & Programme Development Manager at the UCL Institute for Global Health, summarises the discussion at the symposium on ecocide on 19 January.

Student Q&A: The Premier of South Australia on renewable energy

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South Australia Premier Mike Rann with student interviewers

David Martin and Toby Neville, UCL Chemical Engineering PhD students, spoke to Mike Rann, Premier of South Australia, about his ambitions for renewable energy, following his lecture at UCL on 1 December.

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