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Published: 2017-12-14T21:57:19Z


Worldwide campaign on abortion raises $300m, UCL Lancet lecture told


The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an anonymous US donor.

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Former UCL head of medicine appointed government’s Chief Scientific Adviser


Professor Patrick Vallance, former head of medicine at UCL, has been appointed the UK government’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

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UCL and PKU draw up roadmap to tackle global challenges


UCL and Peking University (PKU) have extended their partnership by agreeing a new roadmap to tackle issues including creating a blueprint for sustainable cities, teaching Mandarin in English schools and reducing the occurrence of spina bifada, one of the world’s most common birth defects.

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More women than men diagnosed with bowel cancer as an emergency


More than a third (34%) of women with bowel cancer in England were diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit compared to less than a third of men (30%), despite women having more red flag symptoms and more visits to their GP, according to UCL research. The research was presented at the 2017 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

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Mayor launches T-charge for “dirtiest” polluting vehicles during UCL nursery visit


Sadiq Khan, London’s Mayor, marked the start of his T-charge on vehicles to combat city pollution by visiting UCL’s nursery in Bloomsbury.

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Top ethical investment manager to oversee UCL endowment fund


UCL’s finance committee has approved the appointment of a highly-rated ethical investment manager to help oversee the university’s endowment funds, which are now worth approximately £160m.

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UCL’s teaching successes highlighted in study of national rankings


UCL has been singled out for key features of its teaching including its focus on student employability, curriculum innovations and humility in an analysis of the recent nationwide assessment of universities’ teaching quality.

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UCL Engineering and Computer Science rated among world’s best in new rankings


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).

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UCL among world’s super-elite for law, education and social sciences


UCL has reaffirmed its status as a world-leading university in law, education and social sciences in the latest round of rankings published by the Times Higher Education (THE).

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Japan’s PM reaffirms close ties with UCL in meeting with Provost


Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thanked UCL for its role in helping to educate students from his country dating back 150 years to the Choshu Five in the 19th century.

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UCL graduates are among highest paid in Sunday Times university guide


UCL has again made the top ten in the latest rankings of UK universities by The Times and The Sunday Times which also includes new figures showing that UCL’s graduates are among the highest paid six months after leaving.

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UCL unveils stunning social space at heart of campus


An innovative new outdoor space located in the middle of UCL’s Bloomsbury campus formally opens today, marking a key milestone in the delivery of the university’s ambitious Transforming UCL project.

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UCL ranked in world's top five universities for arts and humanities


UCL has been ranked fifth in the world for arts and humanities in the latest league table published by The Times Higher Education.

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Hopes for deal on EU research rise as Provost mounts Brussels mission


Hopes for continued close research links between the UK and the EU after Brexit have risen after a top EU commissioner declared that securing a deal on it is “a no brainer”.

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UCL ranked in world's top 20 "super-elite" universities


UCL has confirmed its position among the top 20 “super-elite” universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education’s (THE) annual rankings published today.

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Universities can’t afford to lose top academics


Global rankings will show this week that the UK’s leading universities are among the best in the world but it is a position that will be threatened if, as a result of Brexit, we lose these very academics who have helped put us there.

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UCL receives Silver in first year of Teaching Excellence Framework awards


The quality of UCL’s education has been recognised by a Silver award under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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UCL climbs Complete University Guide table


UCL has risen another three places – from 10th to 7th – in The Complete University Guide’s main league table for 2018, published today.

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UCL speaks out for Central European University


UCL has this week expressed its support for the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, following legislation newly passed in Hungary’s National Assembly, which places restrictions on overseas universities in Hungary and could threaten the future of the CEU.

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Article 50 and UCL: Provost statement


Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President & Provost, addresses the UCL community following the triggering of Article 50 by the UK government.

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UCL strengthens position in QS subject rankings


UCL continues to perform strongly in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, with 10 subject areas ranked in the global top 10, and 4 areas in the top 5 worldwide.

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UCL publishes investigation into UCLU Friends of Israel event


UCL has today published the outcome of its investigation into events that took place around the UCLU Friends of Israel Society meeting on 27th October 2016. The full report can be read here.

New £250m UK Dementia Research Institute to be led from UCL


UCL has been selected as the 'hub' of the new £250m UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), to be led by Professor Bart De Strooper, current leader of the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven and scientific director at VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) in Belgium.

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Peking University and UCL agree joint MBA programme


Two world-leading universities, Peking University (PKU) and UCL, today reinforced their key strategic partnership, which will see them work even more closely together to address pressing global challenges.

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UCL achieves first Gold Athena SWAN award for excellence in gender equality


The MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL has achieved the university’s first departmental Athena SWAN Gold award for gender equality – one of only two awarded to UK universities in this round.

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