UCL Research


UCL Research

UCL is London’s research powerhouse, with a commitment to transforming lives in the capital, across the UK and around the world. Discover how and get involved.

Research can help us address the most pressing challenges facing the world today, and enable future generations to live happier, healthier lives.

Our world-leading research spans the breadth of academic expertise across our 11 faculties and cross-disciplinary initiatives and partnerships.

We champion and invest in the power of knowledge and collaboration to change the world, addressing some of the major challenges of our time, such as climate change, mental health & wellbeing, data-empowered societies, inequalities, intercultural communications, and beyond.

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2010-2024) and is 2nd in the UK for research power and 1st in London (REF 2021). 

UCL is University of the Year 2024 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Find out about our research and impact, our research community, and how to get involved. 

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Our research and impact

Find out more about our research, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, and our impact locally, nationally and globally. 

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Our research strategy and environment

Find out about our research strategy, culture and policies, and about our state-of-the-art facilities. 

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Initiatives and networks

Find out about some of the cross-disciplinary initiatives, campaigns and networks, that enable research advances led by UCL and partners. 

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Our people and teams

Meet our community of researchers and the teams who lead, coordinate, and support all research and research-related activities across UCL.

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Engage with us

Find out more about the many ways to engage with us, including finding experts and their research outputs, or collaborating with us.

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Support for staff and students

We’re here to support UCL’s research community through funding, advice on impact, research coordination and more.

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