The UCL Energy Institute turns four
28 June 2013
The UCL Energy Institute was launched four years ago this week, with the aim of accelerating the transition to a globally sustainable energy system through world-class energy research, education and policy support.
Since the launch UCL-Energy has:
|Brought together a new, highly motivated, multidisciplinary group of 50 core staff who are world leading in their understanding of energy demand in the built environment, transport and energy systems.|
|Won 11 research projects, the main, large projects in systems and demand. Key projects: RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology and the Whole Systems Modelling Consortium (wholeSEM)|
|Developed a Doctoral Training Programme to support the complex and interdisciplinary research objectives of the Institute.: MRes in Energy Demand Studies, MPhil/PhD in Energy, and launching in September 2013, the MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment|
|Published 370 academic publications including: three co-edited books (one sole-authored by a student), 17 book chapters and scientific papers in journals including: The Lancet, Energy Policy, and Building, Research and Information.|
|Developed strategic international links, including: establishing a close relationship with the Global Green Growth Institute in Korea, engaging with and supporting UCL in Australia (SERAUS), undertaking DFID funded research in Mekong Delta and Africa.|
Provided regular advice and support to government departments which in turn has led to its research having impact. For example: Tadj Oreszczyn is a member of the DECC Scientific Advisory Group and Andreas Schafer is a member of the Independent Airports Commission.
|Hosted two ministerial visits. Rt Hon Greg Barker MP visited in 2012 to announce £39m investment in research, and Rt Hon David Willetts MP visited UCL-Energy as part of a marine technology project in June 2013.|
|Delivered 57 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: Channel 5 News, The Guardian, The Independent, Times Higher Education, The Daily Telegraph, the CIBSE Journal and The Architect's Journal.|
|Published a number of student blogs on our website, covering topics including the Cheltenham Science Festival, carbon capture, where recycling goes and energy analysis.|
|Uploaded 40 videos to the UCL-Energy YouTube channel, including seminars, student videos and media work.|