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Who we are

Since 1826, we have championed independent thought by attracting and nurturing the world's best minds.

UCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni. Our powerful collective of individuals and institutions work together to explore new possibilities.

Academic Excellence figures

Academic excellence

  • 29 Nobel laureates
  • 11 academic faculties
  • 43,800 students
  • 14,300 employees
  • 1st in UK for research strength (REF 2014)
  • 440 undergraduate programmes
  • 150+ nationalities represented by student body
  • 675 postgraduate programmes

Global Network figures

Across the globe

Our network of connections span across the globe:

  • 300,000 alumni in 190 countries
  • 53% international students
  • 32% of our students studied abroad in 2017/18
  • 37% international staff
  • 150+ Erasmus+ partnerships
  • Partnerships with institutions worldwide