About UCL


About UCL

UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.

Who we are

Influential UCL people past and present.

What UCL does

Our research and community impact.

Why UCL?

Reasons students, staff and partners join UCL.

Where is UCL?

Our London and global locations, plus a 360 degree look around campus.

How UCL works

UCL's strategic work, priorities and governance.

UCL was ranked number one for research strength in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014…

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Source: UCL REF 2014

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UCL 2018 annual review

UCL 2018 is a new annual publication reporting on progress towards our UCL 2034 Strategy, key statistics, and highlights of the year. The inaugural issue can be viewed and downloaded below.

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UCL highlights video


Image credits (top banner, desktop view)

Left: Bartlett PhD Research Projects 2016, conference and exhibition © Stonehouse Photographic | Centre: UCL Portico © UCL | Right: Researcher studying a Papyrus whilst seated in the pots room