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Delivering global impact: review of progress (2015–16)

Case studies for this principal theme

UCL is London’s Global University: we aim to work with partners to achieve fair solutions to global challenges.

Through our Global Engagement Strategy we’ve been collaborating with UCL academics, staff, students and global partners to benefit communities around the world.

Being genuinely globally engaged entails a responsibility to remain true to UCL’s open and inclusive roots and to respond to developments on the world stage. As one small example of that, I’m proud to say that in response to the refugee crisis in Europe, we launched a campaign to raise money for three organisations that support academics and students whose lives, research and education are at risk in their home countries. And in response to the UK’s recent vote to leave the European Union, we committed ourselves to intensifying our efforts to ensure that our diverse partnerships around the world continue to thrive.

The further examples below are a sample of the world-class, creative and interdisciplinary work taking place across UCL, which we are delighted to facilitate and support. 

Dame Nicola Brewer, UCL Vice-Provost (International)


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Case studies

Combating HIV and TB: the Africa Health Research Institute

In South Africa, we’re joining the fight against this co-epidemic as part of a major new organisation.

Creating a European campus without borders

UCL Engineering has joined an alliance with European institutions in four global cities.

Emerging strategic partnership with Peking University

We’re building connections with Peking University, in a range of areas including education and sustainability.

Exploring why we post

To discover how social media is changing the world, anthropologists spent 15 months in nine countries.

UCL Medical School education consultancy in the Middle East

Our global medical education consultancy continues to grow, with new collaborations in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

UCL in India: strengthening partnerships

Dame Nicola Brewer, our Vice-Provost (International), led a tour to improve ties and seek new opportunities.

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