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School of Life and Medical Sciences to restructure

2 June 2011

One of UCL's three Schools, the School of Life and Medical Sciences, is due to undertake a restructure over the coming few months, which will see it transform from two Faculties, to four.

New Faculties of 'Brain Sciences', 'Population Health Sciences' and 'Medical Sciences', will replace the previous 'Faculty of Biomedical Sciences', and will sit alongside the existing Faculty of Life Sciences, which is set to become the future home of the School of Pharmacy. 

The School's constituent Divisions and Institutes will be realigned across all four Faculties, revealing the breadth of activity across the School within four core areas of strength. The reorganisation is motivated by the need for a more balanced platform from which to pursue an ambitious academic and educational strategy in the face of the challenges facing the Higher Education sector (and the health service). Subject to the necessary approval by UCL Council, the new structure is due to take effect on 1 August 2011.

The new structure also incorporates the spectrum of 'Research Domains', which were introduced last year to promote interdisciplinarity across the School and beyond. These will host workshops, forums and events for communities drawn from across the School and UCL more widely, and colleagues are encouraged to engage with as many domains as they choose, irrespective of their Department, Division, Institute, or Faculty. More details about research domain initiatives will become available via the redeveloped School website following the launch of the new structure on 1 August 2011.

For more details about the restructure, visit the SLMS website

Professor Sir John Tooke

Vice Provost (Health) and Head of the School of Life and Medical Sciences and UCL Medical School