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UCL in Africa and the Middle East

Whether through ground-breaking research collaborations or multi-disciplinary centres, UCL's engagement in Africa and the Middle East reflects the breadth, versatility and dynamism of our many regional partners.

Ijeoma Uchegbu
The Africa and Middle East network is the largest regional network in UCL and one of the most engaged. We are really proud of all colleagues’ achievements and continue to be amazed at the brilliance of the ideas and findings generated by the network membership.

Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu
Former Pro-Vice-Provost (Africa and the Middle East)



UCL community

We're proud of our international and multi-cultural community which counts 1,214 students from Africa and the Middle East currently studying at UCL and 7,986 UCL alumni in Africa and the Middle East. Meet some of our students, alumni and academics through the slideshow above.

Research, partnerships and projects 

UCL academics have collaborated with higher education institutes in 28 African countries and 12 Middle Eastern countries over the past five years. Our Africa & Middle East network brings together more than 700 active members of the UCL group. See examples of our impact here.

UCL Regional Network for Africa and the Middle East

Established in 2013, UCL’s Africa and the Middle East regional network facilitates cross-UCL connections and synergies between academic and professional services staff interested in collaborating with partners in the region.

The network meets regularly throughout the year to discuss current and future activity. See below for how to get involved.


Current and future partners

Partnership enquiries

We are keen to develop partnerships and collaborations with universities and institutions in Africa and the Middle East. If you are interested in exploring ways to work with UCL, contact our Senior Partnership Manager for Africa and Middle East, Funanani Nemaheni.

Related networks and partners include:

Students and alumni

Applying for a place at UCL

Check our pages for international students, which includes specific information by country

Got a place at UCL

The International Student Support team will help you settle into life in the UK, London and at UCL. Also, check Students' Union UCL for a directory of clubs and societies.

UCL alumni

Benefit from connecting with fellow UCL alumni wherever you are in the world with UCL global alumni groups.

UCL staff and academics

UCL Regional Network for Africa and the Middle East

The network is open to academic and professional services staff and postgraduate students from departments across UCL interested in the region. Join the regional network and get updates.

Information on funding

For UCL academics wanting to develop overseas collaborations, check GE funding opportunities from the Global Engagement team and global research funding from UCL Research. 

Sharing UCL regional expertise with the media

UCL experts interested in sharing their expertise should register their details on UCL’s media expert database.

News Stories

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What's On

Visit the UCL global events calendar.

Blogs and Case Studies

Check our blog for Africa and the blog for the Middle East.

Check our global case studies.