UCL Global


Audience members pose questions to the panel at UCL African Voices event (January 2016)


UCL in Africa and the Middle East

Map of Africa and the Middle East

From world-leading research projects to scholarship programmes for some of the area's most talented individuals, Africa and the Middle East have long been important regions for UCL.

More than 450 students from African countries and 650 from Middle Eastern countries are currently studying with us.

We have many active partnerships and collaborations with institutions and organisations across these areas.

Regional network

Established in 2013, UCL’s Africa and Middle East network is open to academic and professional services staff and postgraduate students from departments across UCL interested in the region.

Led by Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, Pro-Vice-Provost (Africa and the Middle East), the network meets regularly throughout the year to discuss current and future activity.

Interested in UCL activity in Turkey or Israel? Head over to our Europe regional network page.

Join the regional network

Related networks

Upcoming events

Africa and Middle East Regional Network meetings

Spring 2018: Tuesday 20 February, 10.00-11.30

Summer 2018: Tuesday 5 June, 12.00-13.30

UCL Qatar

In 2012 UCL, in partnership with the Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums Authority, opened the world-class research-led facility UCL Qatar, focusing on the cultures and societies of the Middle East.

We were the first British university to open a campus in Qatar.