The UCL Energy and Development Group launches as a UCL interdepartmental initiative
16 September 2016
In 2015, a number of UCL academics working on energy access challenges in the global South began meeting informally to discuss common research interests. As a result of these discussions the UCL Energy and Development Group has been created. This group hosts regular meetings attended by UCL academics from the UCL Energy Institute, Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR), Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), Development Planning Unit (DPU), Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Centre for Law and Environment, and other UCL departments.
The group is working together to build both a community of practice and to access research funds. The team is already working on a research paper and has established a wide view of the relevant capability and capacity across UCL. The groups is also serving as an information hub which has enabled several responses to large consultancy opportunities with valuable research and impact outcomes.
For more information about the group and how to join, contact the group coordinator Dr Long-Seng To, Research Fellow at STEaPP.