UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

Bird's eye view of a river delta

Deltas' Dealings with Uncertainty (DoUbT)

Deltas' Dealings with Uncertainty: Multiple Practices and Knowledges of Delta Governance (DoUbT) combines science and technology studies with the anthropology of development to interrogate how uncertainties are understood and dealt with in environmental planning

Close up image of solar panels in a field

Agro-industries and Clean Energy in Africa (AGRICEN)

Agro-industries and clean energy in Africa (AGRICEN) is a five-year research programme exploring how agro-industries in sub-Saharan Africa could contribute to improving rural energy access

View of Addis Ababa

Greening Industrialisation in Ethiopia

This project explores the benefits, costs and uncertainties of greening industrial development in three Ethiopian industrial sectors: leather, cement and garments

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East Africa-India-UK research collaboration to improve access to cancer care in East Africa

Exploring the potential of linking technological advances in India with innovative production methods in East Africa, to increase access to low-cost cancer care in Kenya and Tanzania

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Promoting science, technology and innovation in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda

This project investigates the current knowledge systems in three African countries to determine how best to produce and mobilise knowledge, and determine approaches for effective investment of capabilities and knowledge in the region

Dar es salaam floods aftermath aerial drone images


OVERCOME will work to address specific challenges in flood, drought, and related disease risk management through creation of innovative technological methodologies and applications

A nitrogen case-study

Demonstrating dependencies between humanity and nature towards a sustainable future: a nitrogen case-study

Seeking to present a different narrative of the relationship between people and nature in the context of the nitrogen cycle

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Local manufacturing of medicines in Africa

How can low and middle-income countries develop and sustain local pharmaceutical manufacturing and allied capabilities in order to contribute to health-secure local and global contexts?

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FLEUR: Fast-Tracking Low Energy Use via Retrofit

How can we best translate research-based insights on the adoption of low-carbon home retrofit among UK homeowners into plausible policy suggestions for real-world impact?

Pop up exhibition in St Giles church

Medical heritage, green infrastructure and community wellbeing

Exploring how we can use medical heritage to promote community health and wellbeing through engagement with local green space.