Academic vision: Experiments, Arts, Society, Technology
UCL East brings together 8 faculties
Under the umbrella of the new Future Living Institute, our two buildings will be home to ground-breaking research, technology and innovation – underpinned by around 60 degree programmes across eight UCL faculties.
Our 11 academic entities are breaking down traditional barriers between teaching and research. Based across Pool Street West and Marshgate, they will embody UCL’s commitment to discover, co-create and share knowledge to solve the biggest global challenges facing future living.
They will work across areas as diverse as manufacturing, advanced propulsion, robotics, artificial intelligence, mobility, disability, planetary sustainability, wellbeing, urbanisation, finance, business, art and culture.
The shared vision for the campus is that:
- We will connect Experiments, Arts, Society and Technology (EAST), integrating research and education, theory and practice – with cross-disciplinarity, innovation and public engagement.
- We are reinventing the concept of a university – creating new skills and practices and breaking down barriers between disciplines so our students can tackle problems from different perspectives, both local and global.
- We will co-create solutions to the biggest global challenges facing future living. We will work across areas as diverse as manufacturing, advanced propulsion, robotics, artificial intelligence, mobility, disability, planetary sustainability, wellbeing, urbanisation, finance, business, art and culture.
- Uniting theory and practice, our facilities will support the breadth of experiential learning and innovation. From design and media studios to fabrication workshops and object-based learning spaces, we will foster collaboration and promote learning by doing. Our wet and dry labs will give students and academics the latest tools to conduct experiments, whether chemical and archaeological, or mechanical and computational. We will even have our very own experimental microbrewery.
- Our smart, connected campus will deliver health and wellbeing benefits to people and planet, integrating technology and building infrastructure with data monitoring and the Internet of Things – indoors and out.
- We will welcome the public, government and industry with open and accessible buildings, as well as taking our research, education and innovation out of our campus and into local communities and society.
- Performances, exhibitions, workshops and lectures will contribute to a lively, participatory learning atmosphere, while our cafés, cinema and landscaped surroundings will help make UCL East a destination in its own right.