The last Provost’s view of the calendar year gives me an opportunity to reflect on events in 2016 and to think about how we might adjust through 2017 to begin to tackle a world of higher education with significantly more uncertainty than at this time last year. My emphasis is to turn this course of events into a series of opportunities for UCL.
Published: Dec 15, 2016 4:41:00 PM
UCL has been selected as the 'hub' of the new £250m UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), to be led by Professor Bart De Strooper, current leader of the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven and scientific director at VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) in Belgium.
Published: Dec 14, 2016 11:43:00 PM
It takes a special type of person to succeed in the face of the frustrations and setbacks that characterise a research career – requiring admirable reserves of enthusiasm, perseverance and creativity.
Published: Nov 23, 2016 4:57:50 PM
So, TEF is on its way. In January, UCL will be making its submission to the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, which seeks for the first time to reach a judgement on the quality of student education in England's universities.
Published: Nov 17, 2016 11:49:52 AM
The Provost also writes monthly ‘Perspectives’ for the UCL student e-newsletter MyUCL.