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Since 1826, we have championed independent thought by attracting and nurturing the world's best minds.

Our powerful collective of individuals and institutions work together to explore new possibilities.

Why UCL?

Academic excellence

  • 29 Nobel laureates
  • 11 academic faculties
  • 42,100 students
  • 13,360 employees
  • 1st in UK for research strength (REF 2014)
  • 440 undergraduate programmes
  • 150+ nationalities represented by student body
  • 675 postgraduate programmes

Across the globe

Our network of connections span across the globe:

  • 250,000 alumni in 190 countries
  • 48% international students
  • 29% of our students studied abroad in 2017/18
  • 35% international staff
  • 150+ Erasmus+ partnerships
  • Partnerships with institutions worldwide

Career progression

  • Every type of academic career path at UCL is supported whether you deliver research and education in equal measure, specialise in public engagement or enterprise or focus on teaching and institutional citizenship
  • Personal impact is measured consistently across UCL
  • Support is provided to help you build a case for promotion, prepare for appraisals, discuss career trajectories and identify development opportunities

Learning and developing new skills

We have an extensive training portfolio available to staff to help you develop key skills – from leadership training and managing people to presenting with impact. 

  • Over one thousand courses to choose from
  • Specialist support in teaching and research development 
  • Erasmus+ development opportunities
  • Coaching and mentoring to help you achieve your aspirations

Widening your network

  • Become a Champion for something you’re passionate about – we have many different Champion networks including: health and wellbeing, equality diversity and inclusion, sustainability, data and IT
  • Join one of UCL's many networks, clubs and societies