UCL Public Policy


STEAPP Global Policy Fellows: Convening international policy-makers and UCL academics

Co-organised by Jenny Bird, Public Policy Manager at UCL STEAPP, the programme was developed with funding from the GCRF UCL Internal Small Grants scheme, allocated by UCL Public Policy


8 March 2023

International policy case study

Research title: STEAPP Global Policy Fellows: Convening international policy-makers and UCL academics to explore solutions to ‘live’ policy challenges   
Faculty: UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Activity: Engagement
Policy type: 
Country/Region: Europe
Policy partner: Non-UK local or regional Governments (non-EU); Non-UK national Governments (non-EU); UN Agencies; Other international/multilateral institutions; UK local Government


The UCL Global Policy Fellows programme was developed by the UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEAPP) to facilitate international knowledge exchange between academics and policy professionals; develop a global network connecting policy professionals who are making ‘on-the-ground’ decisions with academics whose knowledge is essential to making good decisions; and to deepen UCL’s connections with future policy leaders in the UK and globally.

From 1-5 July 2019, a week-long knowledge exchange programme brought together a small group of academics and policymakers for discussions focused on the theme of Future Cities, the challenges associated with rapid urbanisation and the need to make cities more sustainable and resilient. The programme included a number of site visits across London, enabling the cohort to review first-hand how urban development initiatives are being implemented across the capital. 


International Policy Engagement

UCL research and expertise informs policymaking across the globe. We provide resources and examples of international policy engagement at UCL to support and inform engagement between UCL researchers and the international policy community.

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