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Our Schools, Institutes, Centres and Units

Individually, our departments lead their fields. In partnership, they develop new responses to pressing world issues. Together, they represent a world-leading, multidisciplinary faculty united by the radical spirit of UCL. With a wealth of resources, partners and history on our doorstep in London, we are able to learn about the built environment in ways that are impossible elsewhere. See the summary of all our departments below.

The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on the science of cities within The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. 

Digital Twin model of Queen Elizabeth Park with realtime data

The Bartlett School of Architecture

The Bartlett School of Architecture is one of the most influential, exciting and innovative architecture schools in the world, setting the agenda for what architecture is and could be.

Students looking at exhibits in Summer Show

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction is an international centre of excellence in the teaching and research of project management and economics that includes The Bartlett Real Estate Institute and the Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment . 

Pink building with one palm tree

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources is a world-leading school of sustainability transformation in research and teaching, and home to UCL’s specialist Institutes in Energy, Environment, Resources and Heritage.

UCL Energy Institute

Solar panels in desert in Chile

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage

MRes students carrying out research

UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Artificial sky equipment

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Windmill image

The Development Planning Unit conducts world-leading research and postgraduate teaching that helps to build the capacity of national governments, local authorities, NGOs, aid agencies and businesses working towards socially just and sustainable development in the global south. 

Houses on river

The Bartlett School of Planning

The Bartlett School of Planning is one of the leading research-led planning schools within Europe.

Planning students reading a map

The Institute for Global Prosperity is redesigning prosperity for the 21st century.

Contrasting city view

The UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose: changing how public value is imagined, practised and evaluated to tackle societal challenges.

Student walking past sign: Policy as Process

Urban Lab is a world-leading cross-disciplinary centre promoting critical, creative and collaborative inquiry into urgent urban problems, based at University College London.

Cityscape