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Published: 2017-12-13T02:35:15Z

 



UCL launches new Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

2017-10-11T15:19:56Z

UCL's new Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) was officially launched on 12 October with a keynote lecture by its director Professor Mariana Mazzucato, and a high level panel discussion.


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UCL helps shape UK's battery research strategy for electric car revolution

2017-10-04T09:12:37Z

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.


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Climate change adaptation spending in cities protects “wealth not people”

2016-03-01T10:21:55Z

Developed cities are spending significantly more than developing cities on measures to adapt to the impacts of climate change – with spending seemingly linked to wealth rather than number of vulnerable people – finds UCL research.


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UCL Academy students become environmental engineers

2015-06-25T10:40:11Z

144 Year 7 students at UCL Academy have been learning about the waste-energy-food cycle as part of a six-week environmental engineering educational programme led by Dr Aiduan Borrion (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering), in the first major collaboration between UCL Engineering and UCL Academy.


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UCL submits plans to transform Wates House

2014-05-23T16:04:39Z

UCL has submitted a planning application to transform Wates House for The Bartlett School of Architecture.


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Prominent social theorist to head new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

2014-05-15T08:50:36Z

A bold bid to uncover an alternative to the current failed model of economic growth is being launched via the establishment of a new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, led by the renowned anthropologist Professor Henrietta L. Moore.


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Professor Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist

2014-03-13T10:37:39Z

Professor Jacqueline McGlade (UCL Earth Sciences) has been appointed as Chief Scientist to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


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Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report

2014-02-23T20:14:54Z

Floods illustrate the need for urgent action from government to green the economic recovery, in order to address climate change and wider environment and resource issues, says UCL Commission Chair.


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Climate change won't reduce winter deaths

2014-02-23T19:50:01Z

Climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK’s excess winter death rate as previously thought. 


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Extended sports facilities for UCL students

2013-12-06T17:23:50Z

Refurbished sports facilities close to the Bloomsbury campus are now available to UCL students, following the reopening of the Somers Town Community Sports Centre by UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur.


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UCL ISR Director joins UN International Resources Panel

2013-06-17T14:02:49Z

Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, has been appointed as a member on the International Resource Panel, part of the United Nations Environment Programme, for three years starting from May 2013.



Global Food Security symposia: Creating resilience in the face of catastrophic climate change

2013-02-01T11:46:43Z

Across the world, farmers and communities are experiencing the impact of climate change. People living in the world’s poorest areas are most likely to be seriously affected, and least well prepared to withstand the impact of poor harvests and natural disasters.


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Warming climate unlikely to cause extinction of ancient Amazon trees

2012-12-14T09:38:51Z

New genetic analysis has revealed that many Amazon tree species are likely to survive man-made climate warming in the coming century, contrary to previous findings that temperature increases would cause them to die out.


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Cycling safer than driving for young people

2012-12-06T09:52:53Z

Researchers from UCL have found that cycling is safer than driving for young males, with 17 to 20 year old drivers facing almost five times greater risk per hour than cyclists of the same age.


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Canopy structure explains supposed link between leaf nitrogen and climate

2012-12-04T09:43:43Z

Claims that forest leaves rich in nitrogen may aid in reflecting infrared radiation – thereby cooling the atmosphere – have been challenged by new research that shows that the structure of forests’ canopies is a more important factor in infrared reflection.


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Developing cities face perfect storm of environmental risks

2012-11-28T10:42:53Z

A major report, Future Proofing Cities, published today by Atkins in a unique partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) and UCL, warns that cities in the developing world must act now against a perfect storm of environmental risks.


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Minister announces £39 million investment at UCL Energy Institute visit

2012-11-13T14:14:43Z

The UCL Energy Institute hosted an announcement by the Energy and Climate Change Minister of a £39 million investment in research to support energy efficiency policy and contribute to cutting carbon use and greenhouse gas emissions.


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Heavy rains replenish groundwater supplies in Africa

2012-11-13T11:19:03Z

Intensive rainfall in East Africa can result in widespread flooding but may have a silver lining in the form of replenishing vital groundwater supplies.


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The transition to a low carbon economy must be led by academic research

2012-07-09T09:23:57Z

Leading UK and international academics believe a progressive research programme is vital to ensure that policies, such as the UK’s newly launched Green Deal, are backed by evidence and data, and that systems are in place to monitor, evaluate and adapt such policies.


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UCL News podcast: Royal Society summer science exhibition

2012-06-07T12:45:28Z

The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening. 


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Giant woven art installation at UCL

2012-06-01T09:07:14Z

A striking art installation of fabric woven in between the neoclassical columns of the portico has been installed by UCL Slade School of Fine Art student Nicolas Feldmeyer.


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Better urban planning is essential to improve health

2012-05-29T11:24:59Z

The proportion of the world’s population that lives in cities has been steadily rising, so that 3 in 5 of all people globally will live in a city by 2030. The UCL-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities explores the many issues other than health services that contribute to population health in a city environment.


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UCL, Intel and Imperial to create Global Centre for Research in Sustainable Connected Cities

2012-05-24T13:24:14Z

UCL, Imperial College London and Intel have announced the launch of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities. The new London-based institute will be Intel’s first research centre and global hub dedicated to exploring how technology can support and sustain the social and economic development of cities worldwide. 


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The Banana Theory: realising the carbon footprint of bananas

2012-05-17T11:20:03Z

Exactly how bad are bananas? Or anything else? Inspired by Mike Berners-Lee’s book How Bad Are Bananas?, The Banana Theory project demonstrates, using QR code technology and installation art, the difficulty we face when deciding how to change our lifestyle to become greener.


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