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Australia beats UK for overseas students

Research by Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Centre for Global Higher Education) has tracked the latest movements in international students. He says Australia is overtaking the UK as the world's second biggest destination for international students. Read: BBC More...

Published: Jul 19, 2018 5:29:17 PM

The teaching of religious education in schools

Dr Farid Panjwani (UCL Institute of Education) and other education professionals respond to a recent Times article, expressing concern that low levels of religious education at secondary school level means too many teenagers are being deprived of vital knowledge about different faiths and beliefs in community, public and world affairs. Read: The Times More...

Published: Jul 19, 2018 5:25:02 PM

How urban vegetation can store as much carbon as rainforests

New laser scanning techniques measuring the biomass of urban trees are showing that areas such as inner-London borough Camden are as carbon dense as tropical rainforests. Dr Matthias Disney (UCL Geography) discusses his research using Lidar technology (light detection and ranging). Read: The Independent, More: The Conversation More...

Published: Jul 19, 2018 12:30:59 PM

Brexit: now it’s a battle over who governs Britain

In an article which assesses the recent Brexit debate on trade relationships, Martin Kettle reflects on political alliances, referencing the launch of UCL’s Independent Commission on Referendums and suggests the report is ‘one of the very few serious attempts to get to grips with the question that remains at the root of our present political discontents: whether referendums can coexist with representative democracy.’ Read: The Guardian More...

Published: Jul 19, 2018 11:57:00 AM