The department has a distinguished history, dating from 1896, when the first X-ray device began operating at the nearby Middlesex Hospital. Find out about key dates and milestones in the department's history
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The Research Excellence Framework in 2014 rated the department’s research as 95% 4* ("world-leading") or 3* ("internationally excellent") and UCL was the top-rated university in the UK for research strength.
UCL is consistently ranked in the top 10 universities around the world by QS World University Rankings, and in the top 20 by THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings.