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Central London’s most polluted spots revealed

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The dirtiest roads in central and east London, including Marylebone Road, Oxford Street and Park Lane, have been mapped by UCL academics.

Pioneering treatment to be given to CJD patient for the first time

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A patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), is set to be given a pioneering treatment, which has been developed by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at UCL.

UCL leaps ahead in world university rankings

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UCL has jumped up the rankings of the world’s top 20 ‘super elite’ universities – rising two places to 14th position this year.

Lifetime achievement award for UCL cancer researcher

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Professor Charlie Swanton

Leading UCL oncologist Professor Charlie Swanton has been honoured by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) with a prestigious award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements to lung cancer research.

UCL tribute to Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz

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Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz was Professor of Clinical and Molecular Genetics and a Clinical Geneticist.

New DeepMind professorship at UCL to push frontiers of AI

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New Artificial Intelligence Professor will have full academic freedom

Leading AI company DeepMind is establishing a Professorship of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at UCL - where two of its co-founders, Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg, were students.

UCL key partner in £14m cancer biotherapeutics research hub

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Biotherapeutics involves manipulating and enabling living cells to fight cancer

Researchers at UCL will play a leading role in a new world class hub for cancer biotherapeutics, which has been launched by Cancer Research UK.

Gig economy drivers and riders at heightened risk of traffic collisions

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The pressures that come with being a self-employed courier or taxi driver may significantly increase the risk of being involved in a collision, a new report by UCL finds.

UCL-led doctoral training partnership awarded AHRC funding

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council has awarded funding for doctoral training studentships to the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), led by UCL. 

UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL is formally opened

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UK DRI at UCL opening

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) has officially opened its hub facility at UCL, marking the "beginning of the end for dementia".

4 in 5 adolescent girls have a mental health disorder following sexual assault

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80% of young women were found to have a mental health disorder and 55% had two or more mental health disorders four to five months after sexual assault, according to a study led by UCL and The Havens, London’s specialist sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) hosted by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Londoners feel ignored and not represented by adverts

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75 per cent of Londoners feel that adverts should reflect the diversity of the city’s population, yet fewer than one in four thinks adverts are culturally diverse, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education.

UK urban forest can store as much carbon as tropical rainforests

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Pockets of urban forest can contain as much carbon as tropical rainforests, according to new research led by UCL. 

UCL celebrates the best of public engagement

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Know Your Normal

The Provost’s Public Engagement Awards celebrated staff and students’ contributions to the local community and further afield, to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of UCL's Public Engagement Unit.

£100m secured for UCL East as part of East Bank

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UCL has secured £100 million from the Government towards the capital cost of building our new campus, UCL East.

Digitisation of Jeremy Bentham’s papers now complete

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The central collection of the papers of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the English philosopher and intellectual inspiration behind UCL, have now been completely digitised. 

UCL Festival of Culture - one week to go

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This year’s UCL Festival of Culture explores some important and contemporary issues such as the migration crisis, identity, homelessness and brings all of these issues to life through talks, theatre, exhibitions, live readings and workshops.

UCL President & Provost elected to the board of the League of European Research Universities

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UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, has been appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) alongside Professor Karen Maex from the University of Amsterdam.

UCL-Lebanon project to map out a future for refugees

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A new UCL research centre, which will explore how to build prosperous societies in communities affected by mass displacement such as Lebanon, received its UK launch today.

German universities likely to benefit from Brexit

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UK universities are likely to suffer because of Brexit while German universities may benefit, according to new UCL-led research.

UCL awarded funding to transform health through data science

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UCL has been chosen as a foundation partner of the new national institute Health Data Research (HDR) UK.  

UCL bucks trend with 15% rise in applications

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UCL has had a surge in applications for undergraduate courses from home, EU and overseas students, outperforming the overall rates in the UK higher education sector.

Israeli writer Hen Mazzig returns to UCL in “brave” assertion of freedom of speech

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Israeli writer Hen Mazzig returned to speak at UCL this week, hailing the decision to invite him back as a “brave and honourable” commitment by the university to freedom of speech.

UCL statement on the London Conference on Intelligence

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UCL is totally committed to vigorously combatting racism and sexism in all forms, both on our campus, and beyond.  In doing so we must, however, also acknowledge that we have a legal obligation to protect free speech on campus, within the law, even if the views expressed are inconsistent with the values and views of UCL.

UCL launches open access megajournal to help solve the world’s biggest challenges

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UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models.

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