UCL has longstanding partnerships with many leading European institutes and organisations.
They range from multimillion pound joint research centres to seed-funding for individual and regional research collaborations, from collaborative doctoral schemes to dual degrees, from staff and student exchange schemes to joint workshop series, from CPD provision to collaborative MOOCs.
Since the British referendum to leave the European Union, activities and partnership schemes with European institutions have if anything increased.
Highlights connected to the region include:
- UCL Engineering creating a ‘European campus without borders’ with partners CentraleSupélec in Paris, Politecnico di Milano and TU Berlin
- A dual UCL-Sciences Po dual degree in European Social and Political Thought
- The Max Planck/UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
- A dual Masters degree in Brain and Mind Sciences in conjunction with the Sorbonne University and the Ecole Normale Supérieure
- Close co-operation between the UK Dementia Research Institute and KU Leuven, led by Professor Bart De Strooper.
- A three year joint funding agreement with Université PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres)
- The UCL Cities partnerships Programme
Check here for a full list of recent agreements.
Networks and diplomacy
UCL maintains close partnerships with European Higher Education and research organisations not just bilaterally, but multilaterally.
Principally, we do so via our membership– and active leadership –in the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a network of 23 research-intensive universities in Europe. LERU advocates for the promotion of basic research and the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.
As a member of Universities UK, particularly through its international arm, UCL also engages actively in promoting universities abroad and creating new opportunities for the sector.
We also maintain a regular and close contact with scientific and higher education attachés at European embassies in London and in Brussels, as well as with specific higher education and research agencies from other Member States, such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Information and resources
- Stay up to date with future UCL funding opportunities to support partnerships in the region
- Join UCL’s Europe network, open to academic and professional services staff from departments across UCL interested in the region
- Use Crowdhelix, a free tool that UCL academics can use to find project partners throughout Europe – mainly around research and innovation and Horizon 2020
- Contact UCL’s European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) for advice on research funding in the EU, and services including proposal, contract, project and innovation management
- Sign up to the UCL Global Newsletter
To find out more or discuss potential opportunities, contact: