Our vision is of a world in which development is sustainable, affording social, economic, technological, cultural and aesthetic innovation, while enhancing diverse ecologies, cultures and heritage.
Our vision is also of a society where we value:
- Autonomy - the right to make decisions on one's future while respecting others.
- Equity - the principle of equality of access to all resources.
- Integrity - the primacy of appropriate knowledge, rigour, evidence and propositions in all critical debates.
- Creative innovation - the drive to produce inspirational and useful ideas, objects, practices, representations, systems and technologies.
We believe that the built environment is crucial to the realisation of our vision of a sustainable, innovative and diverse world.
UCL was founded in 1826 with a bold and radical agenda, opening up higher education in England for the very first time to those of any race, class or religion. That same radical ethos is carried through today, with the Bartlett responding to the problems and opportunities of the world in ways which are at once creative, effective and responsible. We seek to make the built environment better for everyone.
Our students are excellent and ambitious.
They are intelligent, innovative and committed to making a responsible impact
on the world around them. Similarly, our academic members explore, create,
solve and inspire. They provide collective expertise in tackling complex
problems and also offer individual brilliance and insights.
Innovative and relevant research
Across the full spectrum of the Bartlett, our research has truly global influence and impact - it is innovative and relevant. This research tackles some of the greatest challenges facing us today - in global health, sustainable cities, intercultural interaction, and human well-being.
Global reach and vision
The Bartlett has very substantial numbers
of international students from all parts of the world, providing a dynamic
global exchange of ideas, views and knowledge. Our research, partnerships,
enterprise and knowledge sharing activities similarly address all kinds of
built environment - from internal spaces, building systems and virtual
environments to rural areas, towns and mega-cities - right across the five
Local responsibility and engagement
The Bartlett has direct interaction with
its immediate context of London, as well as with the specific situations and
conditions of the many other places it operates all over the world.
Working through partnership
As a university-based endeavour, the Bartlett is ready to embark on bold new ventures, whether by innovating ideas, engaging in enterprise or sharing knowledge. We work with practically-oriented organisations - such as conservation groups, governments, NGOs, companies, consultancies, developers and architectural practices - in order to tackle real-life problems and conditions.