Research Impact


What is impact?

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

UCL research generates applicable knowledge and expands the potential of human thought and action. We regard the benefit to humanity arising from the entirety of our work to be research impact.

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 research impact case studies - from UCL's Innovation & Enterprise, Global Engagement, Grand Challenges, and the Research Excellence Framework (REF).