About UCL


What UCL does

UCL is taking on some of the biggest challenges of our time, and making vital contributions to the public good. Discover more about our strategic goals, key statistics and history.

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UCL vision, aims and values

UCL’s ethos and how we engage with real-world problems.

UCL 2034

UCL's 20-year strategy.

Research and impact

How our research and community outreach bring benefits to society.

Key statistics

Figures on students, staff, history and achievements.

Case studies

Research highlights and engaging the local community.

Useful links

A collection of key links relating to this section.

UCL 2019 annual review

UCL 2019 is an annual publication reporting on progress towards our UCL 2034 Strategy.

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We combine our strength across all areas of research to tackle the most pressing challenges of the 21st century

Students visiting Kisumu in Kenya as part of their MSc in Social Development Practice.

Photo: Development Planning Unit, Flickr

Background image © Nobel Media AB, Photo: N. Elmehed


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Image credits (top banner, desktop view)

Left: UCL Cancer Institute © Mary Hinkley | Centre:  Professor John O'Keefe receiving his Nobel Prize © Nobel Media AB, Photo: N. Elmehed | Right: UCL and Wellcome Collection's ‘On Light’ Festival © Matt Clayton