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UCL International Development Hub

Bringing together academics, students, non-profit, and industry organisations, we provide a platform from which to engage, inspire, educate and collaborate on international development related activities, with the aim of better understanding and solving real-world challenges.

Through engaging with a global community of professionals, we are able to raise awareness of key issues and facilitate the discussion of development-based ideas, helping to support initiatives that aim to improve people’s lives.


Our activities and partnerships provide a unique opportunity to engage in knowledge exchange, strengthen research and development capacity and offer support to new or existing sector projects.

Using our community of professional ‘Hub Associates’, we’re also able to help provide peer reviews, through a network made up of practitioners, anthropologists and policymakers. In addition, our annual programme of events including workshops and panel events, allow us to draw attention to graduate related recruitment and industry hot topics. 

From participating in these activities, students can expect to gain a wealth of invaluable experience; from employability enhancing skills, career insights and opportunities to gain practical experience through working on a real- world project through one of our placements. 

We are proud to have worked with a number of fantastic organisations including: 

  • UNICEF Malawi 
  • All Hands and Hearts 
  • Royal Academy of Engineering 
  • Young at Heart Ghana

 We welcome interest from new organisations and initiatives on an ongoing basis. To discuss an opportunity or idea, please use the contact us feature above. 

Find out more

Visit our intranet

If you're a current UCL student or staff member, please use our intranet to:

  • Access a range of resources 
  • Sign up to receive alerts for new opportunities
  • View our events calendar and placement information

UCL ID Hub intranet

Read our blog 

Stay up to date with the latest news and stories from our community, from research and sector news to career profiles and student blogs. 

Have a story you’d like to share? If you are a UCL member of staff/student with a topic of interest, please ‘Share Your Story’ using our form.

UCL ID Hub blog

Study with us

UCL offers a range of courses linked to development studies, including the MSc Engineering for International Development programme.



Dr Michael Woodrow

Michael is the Director for the ID Hub as well as Programme Director for the Engineering for International Development MSc. He is also a Lecturer in Engineering Education, based 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. 

Mala Mohindru

Mala is the UCL International Development Hub Manager and oversees the activities that take place through the ID Hub, including placement programmes. Mala has a background in industry engagement and project management and is the first point of contact for the UCL ID Hub.