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UCL International Development Hub

The UCL International Development Hub (ID Hub) brings together academics, students, NGOs, charities and engineering firms with the aim of better understanding and solving real-world challenges.

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What is the UCL International Development Hub? 

  • A platform for like-minded individuals to inspire, educate and collaborate.
  • A network in which to facilitate the discussion of (international) development and engineering-related ideas and goals. 
  • A space to participate in international development-related activities, and recieve tailored support from the team. 


Previous projects facilitated by the UCL ID Hub have included:

  • Unicef: WASH Summer School. 
  • Engineering in Action: Bridge Construction. 
  • Royal Academy of Engineering: Engineering A Better World 


We are proud to collaborate with the following organisations: 

The UCL ID Hub is able to facilitate peer reviews through engaged ‘Hub Associates’. This network is made up of experienced professionals, including engineers, anthropologists and policy-makers whose impartial advice and support can prove invaluable.

Through our pool of academic associates and skilled students we provide opportunities for knowledge or skills exchange with industry. We are also able to draw attention to graduate-related recruitment opportunities and encourage industry-led collaborations in the education experience.


Dr Michael Woodrow

Michael is the UCL ID Hub Director, and currently also Engineering for International Development MSc programme director, and Lecturer in Engineering Education, in UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.  

Michael has a background in civil and environmental engineering, fire engineering and integrated design. He joined UCL in 2019 after seven years at Foster+Partners architectural practice.  

View Dr Woodrow's UCL profile. 

Mala Mohindru

The UCL International Development Hub is managed by Mala Mohindru, and is based within UCL Engineering.  

Mala has a background in community/industry engagement and project management. She is the first point of contact for the UCL ID Hub. 

How to get involved 

Connect with us on social media:

Facebook: @UCL.IDHUB        


Twitter: @UCL_IDHUB        


To discuss an event collaboration, feature your research or talk to us about any other activity, please email idhub@ucl.ac.uk.

Current UCL students can self-enrol on the UCL ID Hub's Moodle page (single sign-on required) to find details of upcoming events, projects and resources.

Students and professionals wanting to further enhance their educational expertise in this discipline can apply for the postgraduate taught programme Engineering for International Development MSc