The UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management is one of The World's foremost academic centres of excellence in the management of projects and construction economics. In the last (2008) UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), it achieved the highest ranking in terms of numbers of staff with top output ratings.
The Bartlett's teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level is heavily informed by its research, which covers a variety of management, technology and economic issues. Areas of expertise include: future trends in the built environment; infrastructure funding and finance; private finance initiative (PFI) funding; supply chain networks; sustainability; mergers and acquisitions; health and safety; knowledge management and organisational learning; management philosophy; project strategy; relationship management; and the history of project management.
The school is also doing work on scenario planning for health care facilities and risk management in tunnelling projects.
The Bartlett has approximately 300 students and 20-25 faculty staff. Students describe their time here as 'a life-changing experience'. Several students have won international awards for work produced as part of their programmes, including the prestigious Bouyges Defi in 2008 and the CIOB international undergraduate dissertation competition in 2007 and 2008.