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Publishers address concerns on ‘total cost of ownership’ of e-resources

Publishers address concerns on ‘total cost of ownership’ of e-resources

29 October 2014

UCL welcomes the news that two major academic publishers are to reduce the costs of their subscriptions against payments they receive to publish open-access articles from 2015.
National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction

National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction

12 August 2014

Student satisfaction at UCL has risen by 2%, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS) results.
A tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall (1932-2014)

A tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall (1932-2014)

31 July 2014

Today we received with sadness the news of the passing of our dear colleague, friend, and outstanding planner and academic, Professor Sir Peter Hall. Please find a tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall ...
Climate scientists need professional body, says UCL policy commission

Climate scientists need professional body, says UCL policy commission

24 June 2014

Climate scientists need to establish a professional body to help define their roles, values and practices to satisfy society’s needs, and to provide guidance to improve their training and development, according to ...
UCL submits plans to transform Wates House

UCL submits plans to transform Wates House

27 May 2014

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

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Supplies of rare earth materials are still far from secure

21 October 2014

Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) says: “Materials essential for technology products such as electric vehicles, wind turbines or hard disks, known as rare earth elements, aren’t becoming any less rare, or any less crucial”. Read: The Conversation

London ranks poorly for small businesses to make a living

16 October 2014

Dr Jessica Ferm (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) says that if conversions from office space into housing continue at their current rate, businesses moving away from the centre of London due to price increases will have fewer relocation options. Read: Financial Times

How the world of work runs on networks and networking

16 October 2014

Professor Michelle Baddeley (UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) discusses how traditional network structures are beneficial in leveraging the weak ties between people but an ideal network wouldn't be discriminatory or exclusive. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Networking Nation' (from 5 mins 12 secs), More: BBC Radio 4 'Nation of Networkers' (from 3 mins 13 secs)

Europe needs gas and Russia needs cash, so expect an energy-fuelled reconciliation

16 October 2014

Dr Catalina Spataru and Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) looks at whether Europe’s reliance on Russia for gas and Russia’s reliance on Europe for revenue could draw them back together despite the political rhetoric. Read: The Conversation

Ecotricity considers legal challenge over EU go-ahead for Hinkley Point C

13 October 2014

Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on the European commission’s decision to give approval to Hinkley Point C nuclear plant. Read: Guardian