"Why don't thousands of bats in a cave get confused? How do they differentiate their own location echoes from those of other bats?" This puzzling problem was sent in to BBC Radio 4's 'The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry' by Tim Beard from Hamburg in Germany.
Publication date: 21 December 2017
On Thursday 23rd November 2017, the UCL East programme
presented to UCL Council and received approval for UCL East’s revised budget
and the commercial arrangements for acquiring our land on the Olympic Park.
Publication date: 28 November 2017
What makes the ideal open-plan office? Researchers at UCL have used data analysis, video observation and surveys to study how we interact at work and come up with an answer.
Publication date: 22 November 2017
As one of the founding partners of the Cultural and Education District (CED), UCL is set to receive £100 million towards the capital cost of building UCL East, our new campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. HM Treasury ministers have now approved the Outline Business Case for the CED, subject to formal, written confirmation.
Publication date: 25 October 2017
UCL Engineering has been ranked fourth in the UK and among the top 40 in the world in the latest world league tables by the Times Higher Education (THE).
Publication date: 18 October 2017
In his opening address to the Leading London conference on 9th October, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, publicly backed plans to bring together some of the world’s best arts and education institutions on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to create “one of the largest cultural and educational destinations within Europe”. As he commented: “The centre of gravity in London is moving east.”
Publication date: 11 October 2017
UCL professor Mariana Mazzucato has been awarded one of the world’s top economics prizes for her groundbreaking work on the role of governments in innovation.
Publication date: 4 October 2017
UCL has been selected to be a founding partner in the creation of a new institute that will help Britain develop battery technologies that will drive the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.
Publication date: 4 October 2017
On 2nd October 2017, UCL took over the leadership of the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) - an innovative research, practice and co-creation centre, harnessing technology for good following London 2012’s Paralympic Legacy Programme, run by London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
Publication date: 3 October 2017
Nature Smart Cities, which will find its home in the Future Living Institute in UCL East from 2020, has been featured in the news this week. News outlets have highlighted how the activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is being monitored by scientists in real-time using new, automated smart detectors that have been developed and installed by UCL and Intel scientists in collaboration with Arup, the Bat Conservation Trust and the London Wildlife Trust.
Publication date: 29 June 2017
Following feedback from UCL staff and students, and members of the local communities, the UCL East website has now been updated. There was a clear desire for regularly updated information, particularly as we progress through the planning and design process. There is now:
Publication date: 8 June 2017
The UCL East programme is currently creating a new website, which will have the majority of the content that you can see on our site now, as well as the latest information about UCL East and an updated look and feel.
Publication date: 4 May 2017
UCL East are launching the next round of public consultation road shows, focusing on the detailed design process. This follows the series of masterplan consultation events, which took place from summer 2015 to autumn 2016.
Publication date: 28 April 2017
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, launched on Saturday the world’s first Global Disability Innovation Hub, which will be based at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It will bring together the world’s best academics, disability experts and designers to improve the lives of the world’s one billion disabled people through technology, co-design and innovation.
Publication date: 5 September 2016
UCL has awarded design services contracts to Stanton Williams and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for two sites in the first phase of its new UCL East campus which will be built at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.
Publication date: 9 August 2016
UCL has announced two senior academic appointments to lead the development of the academic strategy for its new UCL East campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford (QEOP). Professor Paola Lettieri (UCL Engineering Sciences) has been appointed Academic Director for UCL East and Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) will take up the role of Deputy Academic Director.
Publication date: 20 July 2016
Smithsonian intends to create permanent exhibition space in London with the Victoria and Albert Museum
V&A and Smithsonian has announced an exciting new collaboration that will take place at the future Victoria & Albert East museum opening at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford in 2020 next to UCL East campus.
Publication date: 30 June 2016
UCL (University College London) has shortlisted design teams in a recent tender for two sites at its new UCL East campus which will be built at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.
The winning teams will be announced in August.
Publication date: 13 May 2016
UCL has agreed a £280 million loan with the European Investment Bank to develop its Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses, the largest sum ever lent by the bank to a university.
Publication date: 28 April 2016
University College London (UCL) and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) are seeking two architects for the first phase of a new campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Separate contracts have been simultaneously tendered for Pool Street – a £40 million mixed-use academic and residential facility south of Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre; and Marshgate – an £80 million academic complex south of the Anish Kapoor designed ArcelorMittal Orbit.
Publication date: 14 March 2016
The Olympicopolis scheme will see outposts of the V&A, Sadler’s Wells and Washington DC’s Smithsonian line up alongside new university campuses. The architects talk through their £1.3 billion vision for the Olympic Park.
Publication date: 10 March 2016
UCL (University College London) and the London Legacy Development Corporation have launched two procurement opportunities for the new UCL East campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Part of the ‘Olympicopolis’ education and culture quarter, UCL East is being developed in partnership by UCL and the Legacy Corporation.
Publication date: 23 February 2016
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today revealed that private backers have pledged an initial £45m towards the realisation of his Olympicopolis project at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Publication date: 9 November 2015
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has today announced that LDA Design has been appointed to develop a master plan for a new 125,000m2 campus for UCL on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This location will allow new and exciting initiatives to be developed by UCL.
Publication date: 11 May 2015