The UCL Energy Institute turns three today
29 June 2012
UCL Energy Institute was launched three years ago today, with the aim of accelerating the transition to a globally sustainable energy system through world-class research, education and policy support.
Read a brief report of what UCL-Energy has achieved over the past three years.
Since the launch UCL-Energy has:
|Brought together a new, highly motivated, multidisciplinary group of 40 core staff who are world leading in their understanding of energy demand in the built environment, transport and energy systems.|
|Attracted a portfolio of nearly £10 million of research project funding from government, industry and charities. The last year saw UCL Energy submit 35 proposals, 17 of which have been funded with a value to UCL of £2.3m.|
|Established a vibrant Doctoral Training Programme of over 40 PhD students and a growing portfolio of multidisciplinary postgraduate programmes such as the MRes in Energy Demand Studies.|
|Published the results of research findings in three co-edited books (one sole authored by a student), 17 book chapters, and appeared in more than 140 academic publications.|
|Worked on UK and international policy, including: providing formal parliamentary evidence, links to CCC, IEA and IPCC and providing regular advice and support to government departments.|
|Developed partnerships with industry, including the provision of advice and joint research. Industrial partners include, EDF, E.ON, PassivSystems, Lloyd’s Register, Johnson Controls and Arup.|
|Delivered over 40 UCL-Energy seminars, facilitating knowledge sharing on energy-related issues with both the UCL community and with key stakeholders in industry, government and other research institutes.|
|Participated in media opportunities including: in The Daily Telegraph, Guardian Online and BBC Online, and in public engagement opportunities, including UCL's Bright Club.|
|Published a number of student blogs on our website, covering topics including the Cheltenham Science Festival, understanding the Green Deal and low carbon design.|
|Interacted with and tweeted news, events and comment to over 300 followers on Twitter.|