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Research

Our research has a lasting impact on multiple areas of society – it models the world around us and is driven by these key challenges:

Research Excellence

The UCL Department of Computer Science is at the global forefront of experimental computer science research, focusing on real-world data and computer and software systems and their use.

  • Our approach emphasises methodological rigour and reproducibility, determining our strategy and underpinning our research education. 
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutes, ranked the department top in its most recent evaluation.
  • The REF ranked 96% of its research as internationally excellent, with 61% found to be world-leading.

 

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Research groups

Our research groups are strong, broad-based, disciplinary teams associated with laboratories, which frame the focus for strategic development within the department.

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Research centres

Research centres are large scale interdisciplinary teams established by UCL or across institutions. These centres support UCL to advance its broad disciplinary strengths.