UCL East


Schools and Centres

At UCL East, we will be creating solutions that change the world by breaking down barriers and creating new practices in sustainable spaces and best-in-class facilities – giving our staff and students the tools to take their learning and discoveries further.

Bringing faculties together

UCL East brings together nine faculties, delivering around 50 degree programmes at all study levels, through which research, technology and innovation can thrive.

Our 11 schools and centres look beyond the traditional divide between teaching and research, with most of our degree programmes embedding ‘learning by doing’ so that students can become thought leaders in their field.

Based across our two buildings, Pool Street West and Marshgate, our schools and centres will work together to solve global challenges.

Project presentation at The Bartlett summer showcase 2017.

Student gives project presentation at The Bartlett summer showcase 2017.

Workshop floor at Here East.

Two visitors look at an exhibition, a map, at The Bartlett summer showcase 2018.

Working across diverse areas

From architectural design to robotics, media to art and technology, heritage to engineering and advanced propulsion – research at UCL East embodies the diversity of UCL expertise. All our innovative programmes are either cross- or interdisciplinary, so that in many cases they'll be among the first of their kind in the world.

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Prototype of a robot on tracks.

We're creating a world-leading research centre in autonomous robotics to find new ways for AI to improve our lives.


We will seek new insights into humanity's use of natural resources, and design practices for a sustainable and resilient future.

View of St. Paul's Cathedral from the Cheapside shopping centre.

As leaders in urban studies, we'll develop a holistic approach to the social and cultural life of cities, including through research in sustainable infrastructure.

Creating the university campus for the future

UCL East campus atrium architectural render.

We are re-imagining what a university campus can be. From programmes with sustainability embedded in their teaching, to the buildings and devices within them connected via the Internet of Things – UCL East will be a test-bed for sustainable initiatives at every level.

Our schools and centres will create innovative ways to engage with local communities through their research. UCL recognises the agency of these groups in their own context, and is committed to creating opportunities for the co-designing of projects that respond to their needs.

Architectural render of workspace at UCL East campus.

The Urban Room and Memory Workshop will explore the impact of industry, globalisation and gentrification on the Olympic Park's six neighbouring boroughs. Work here will drive debate around urbanism and sustainable future living.

Architectural render of UCL East cinema.

Fully equipped, and open to students and the local community, our cinema will give everyone in the area the chance to see great works of cinematic art and to curate their own programmes of film.

Architectural render of collaboration space at UCL East.

The Object Learning Studio is a new space for exhibitions, performance and immersive learning. Students will co-curate collections of artefacts with the public, exploring global challenges such as climate change, migration and inequality.

Connecting with industry

Partners in the community give us purpose, their insight into real-world problems drives research that changes lives for the better, locally and globally.

Over the coming years, as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park welcomes a number of major cultural and educational institutions to the site as part of the East Bank project, we see further opportunities for partnerships. Co-production of research, public engagement work and creative practices are just some of the ways we can work together, widening the impact we can make so that we're greater than the sum of our parts.