Developing partnerships with a range of institutions - including universities, hospitals, schools, businesses and government - is a key priority and strength of the School.
The Partnerships and Projects team supports strategic partnership projects for the School of Life and Medical Sciences. These include providing operations and project management support for UCLPartners Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), the Francis Crick Institute, and CASMI.
SLMS has hundreds of partnerships and collaborations around the world, ranging from research collaborations with leading universities to student exchanges and agreements with business and industry. Our international partnerships are supported and managed by the Global Engagement Office, who also maintain a list of current agreements.
UCLPartners is an academic health science partnership with over 40 higher education and NHS members. It facilitates the improvement of healthcare through a range of clinical and academic designated roles, as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), an Education Lead Provider and aligned with the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care and the NIHR Clinical Research Network North Thames.
UCLPartners is the only academic health science partnership in the country to align all of these NHS and Department of Health designated roles under one umbrella to translate innovation into health and wealth benefits for patients.
The work of the UCLPartners AHSC is facilitated by the Office of the Vice Provost (Health), providing coordination and project management support for the six programmes and three cross-cutting domains:
The Francis Crick Institute is an inter-disciplinary medical research institute next to St Pancras railway station near UCL's Bloomsbury campus. Its work will help understand why disease develops and find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
It is a consortium of six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations - the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, UCL, Imperial College London and King's College London.
CASMI is the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation, a partnership between UCL and the University of Oxford, created to develop new models for medical innovation. The centre aims to address the issues that have led to current failures in the translation of basic bioscience into affordable and widely adopted new treatments.
MedCity is a collaboration between the Mayor of London and the capital's three Academic Health Science Centres - Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, King's Health Partners, and UCLPartners.