Cities partnerships Programme Launched in 2018, this cross-UCL initiative supports, funds and promotes the work that UCL academics carry out with partners in global cities, with the aim of developing sustainable, multidisciplinary research and teaching partnerships. UCL collaborates with University of L’Aquila on Silk Cities Conference With support from the UCL Cities partnerships Programme, UCL co-hosted a conference with Italy's L'Aquila University exploring the preservation of historic cities. Interview: Dr Claire Colomb, Academic Director, CpP (Paris) UCL News spoke to Academic Director Dr Claire Colomb to find out more about her role in the programme and the latest round of funding for Paris and Rome Ask an academic: Dr Florian Mussgnug Academic Director Dr Florian Mussgnug speaks to UCL's Global Engagement Office about his work with the Rome Multidisciplinary Research Hub and his hopes for the launch of the Cities partnerships Programme. UCL Engineering collaboration with partners in Rome Dr Taku Fujiyama (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering), he tells us about his collaboration with Roma Tre University on the development of models and algorithms for real-time railway traffic optimisation. Events The Cities partnerships Programme has already supported more than 80 events in Paris, Rome and London with many more to come this academic year. Research projects So far, the Cities partnerships Programme has funded 66 projects across all 11 Faculties, working with 55 partners in Rome and Paris. About the programme The Cities partnerships Programme supports, funds and promotes UCL academics' collaborations in research and teaching with partners in global cities across the world. Funding opportunities Funding of up to £5,000 per project will nurture and support multidisciplinary collaborations with partners in Rome and Paris.