About UCL


About UCL

Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 42,000 students from 150 different countries.

We are a diverse community with the freedom and courage to challenge, to question and to think differently. Through a progressive approach to teaching and research, our world leading academics, curious students and outstanding staff continually pursue excellence, break boundaries and make an impact on real world problems.

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.



Research strength at UCL

UCL was the first university in England to admit women on equal basis as men in 1878…

First university in England to admit students regardless of class or religion…

Nobel laureates…

UCL 2019 annual review

Reporting on progress towards our UCL 2034 Strategy.

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Key stats and facts

Find out more about UCL through our key stats and facts.


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