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UCL in 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.

Unsure which region your country of interest is in? Search our countries and UCL regions dictionary (pdf, 238KB).


Recent news:

UCL African Partners Summit Report cover

UCL African Partners Summit Report

This report on the UCL African Partners Summit comprises of two parts: (1) Summit Areas of Convergence & Recommendations and (2) Summary of Discussions.

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.

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    After ten successful years of operation and graduating 330 students, UCL Qatar closed its doors at the end of 2020. Take a look back at its key achievements from 2010-2020 and learn more about UCL Qatar's legacy.