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Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement)

The new Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement) – RIGE – brings together a range of functions, services and resources for the UCL community and external partners. We are dedicated to supporting people, crossing boundaries and enabling responsible impact – for the greater good, locally, nationally and internationally.

UCL was established in 1826 in order to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. The founding principles of academic excellence and research aimed at addressing real-world problems continue to inform our ethos to this day. 

UCL is a world-leading research university, and we are proud to be London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with over 6,000 academic and research staff committed to engaging with the wider world and changing it for the better. This new office will improve the ways we facilitate and promote the public benefit generated by our academics and researchers, as well as our collective institutional impact on the world. 

Changing the world

UCL is committed to using our collective expertise to address global problems. We’re working to extend our knowledge of the local, national and global, and increase the grassroots relevance of our work. We’re developing partnerships within and beyond the education sector to inform the work we do and increase our positive impact on the world around us.

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Research & Innovation

Find out more about UCL's research strategy and policies, UCL Innovation & Enterprise and support for researchers in UCL’s Schools (SLASH/IOE, BEAMS and SLMS).

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UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement)

Professor Geraint Rees is responsible for a range of functions, services and resources to support and promote UCL's delivery of public benefit.

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UCL and the UK

UCL seeks to maximise its beneficial impact on the wellbeing and prosperity of the citizens of the UK, and on the UK’s economy.  Find out how we're delivering on that commitment.

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Global Engagement

Global Engagement helps put UCL's knowledge and ideas to work in the world. We use our expertise to facilitate and strengthen new and existing collaborations, driven by the belief that with the right mix of minds, anything is possible.

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UCL Doctoral School & Early Career Research Staff

We are committed to ensuring that the quality of research training at UCL is at the highest international level. We aim to enable all researchers to have the opportunity to work in an inclusive, supportive and diverse research training environment. 

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AI for People & Planet

UCL conducts some of the best Artificial Intelligence (AI) research in the world. Our vision 'AI for People & Planet' seeks to position AI as a force for good.

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UCL Library, Culture, Collections & Open Science

Incorporating: Library Services; the former UCL Culture functions of Engagement, Museums & Cultural Programmes and Operations; and support for research integrity and research culture, within the UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarship.

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Staff support

UCL Business

UCLB is the commercialisation company of UCL. We bring to market truly world-leading, world-changing technologies, innovations that have a real and positive impact on people’s lives.

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UCL Consultants

UCL Consultants (UCLC) is one of the UK’s leading providers of academic consultancy services. We connect you with our academic experts to solve problems, create new opportunities and develop capabilities to better understand complex issues.

About this website

Consideration is being given to a new website representing the breadth of UCL RIGE’s activities. In the meantime, please use the links above to access relevant services and resources. If you have questions or comments, please email us.

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