Research Impact


What is impact?

We regard the benefit to humanity arising from the entirety of our work to be UCL's impact, in particular through our outstanding research.

UCL research generates applicable knowledge and expands the potential of human thought and action.

Individually and in collaboration, UCL experts develop insights relevant to the great challenges facing the world. Society reaps many benefits from UCL's research, some of which occur immediately, while others develop over years or generations. 

We encourage our researchers to think creatively about how their work intersects with the world outside academia, and provide mechanisms to bring their wealth of knowledge, creativity and insight to the people and organisations who need it most.

Discover our impact case studies - from UCL Innovation & Enterprise, UCL Global Engagement, UCL Grand Challenges, UCL Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, UCL Public Policy, and the Research Excellence Framework (REF).