President and Provost News

Provost’s View: Research – the lifeblood of this university

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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.

Vice-Provost’s View: TEF on the horizon and what this means for teaching and learning at UCL

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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. 

Provost’s View: Rising to the challenge of sustainability

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Sustainable development is one of the major global themes of the 21st century and one that challenges our economic model of growth and development, the way in which our society functions and our custodianship of the earth’s resources. 

Peking University and UCL agree joint MBA programme

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Two world-leading universities, Peking University (PKU) and UCL, today reinforced their key strategic partnership, which will see them work even more closely together to address pressing global challenges.

Provost’s View: UCL Bartlett and how we can help our faculties to realise their ambitions

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When I accepted the role as President and Provost at UCL, I was excited to try to help enable the ambition of faculties and departments that wanted to push forward at pace. 

UCL achieves first Gold Athena SWAN award for excellence in gender equality

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The MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL has achieved the university’s first departmental Athena SWAN Gold award for gender equality – one of only two awarded to UK universities in this round.

Provost’s View: UCL 2034 and the new Campaign for UCL

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Professor Michael Arthur

The most exciting thing about working at UCL is being part of a place with global vision and global ambitions, combined with the drive, desire and clout to transform that into real global impact. 

Provost’s View: Why we must reach out more than ever in a post-Brexit world

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Professor Michael Arthur

Welcome back for what promises to be an exciting, and transformative, year at UCL. Whether you were working on your research, preparing for teaching for the next academic year, working in professional services or relaxing and taking a vacation, I trust you had a good summer.

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