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UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

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UCL IEDE's teaching and research tackles some of the greatest and most complex issues facing our daily environment.

We are interested in making our buildings, towns and cities better places in which to live, with a focus on health, human well-being, productivity, energy use and climate change.

World-leading

UCL IEDE is a world-leading centre of research and teaching excellence and has received a series of awards, grants and accolades to confirm this.

The QS World University Rankings places IEDE’s faculty as the best for Architecture/Built Environment in Europe and the second best in the world. In the latest national research assessment (REF 2014), 46% of IEDE’s faculty’s research was rated ‘world-leading’ (4*), with a further 35% recognised as 3* internationally excellent.

Through its work with the Complex Built Environment Systems group, IEDE has been awarded a historic three EPSRC Platform Grants, prestigious awards of funding given to what the EPSRC calls ‘well-established, world-leading research groups’.

In 2013 IEDE was named by the Royal Academy of Engineering as a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design.

In 2010 IEDE received the Happold Brilliant Prize for its MSc Environmental Design and Engineering programme, judged by an international CIBSE panel.

Studying with us

Studying with us involves:

  • excelling at your own discipline;
  • working with others in an interdisciplinary way; and
  • discovering new research themes and areas of interest in which you can thrive.

We are global in character and outlook, with a richly international student body, staff and alumni society. We are based in the heart of London, one of the world’s most exciting centres of building design.

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

UCL IEDE is part of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), home to the Bartlett's Institutes that specialise in energy, environment, resources and heritage, and the staff and students that work within them.

Its role is to help the Institutes establish themselves and grow, enabling them to focus on and develop their academic direction and strategies.