05 December 2013Three UCL Bartlett School of Architecture students, Ben Hayes, Ness Lafoy and Tamsin Hanke, were announced the winners of the RIBA President’s Medals last night.
29 November 2013Haiti’s education system was thrown into disarray after the 2010 earthquake displaced nearly a million people from their homes and turned tens of thousands of buildings into rubble.
18 November 2013UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).
07 November 2013A UCL-led project dedicated to empowering the urban poor to design and implement activities to adapt to climate change in Maputo, Mozambique, has been recognised as one of the 2013 Lighthouse Activities 2013 ...
29 October 2013Does your research produce images that have aesthetic and artistic appeal? If so, consider entering the annual ‘Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research’ competition and exhibition.
Quarter of Brits suffer 'pavement rage'
29 November 2013Professor Michael Batty (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) comments on the issues surrounding crowded shopping environments, saying: "During busy shopping periods, the limited pavement space available is put under pressure to accommodate an increasing density of pedestrians." Read: Daily Telegraph
London 2062: When football rules City
19 November 2013Football clubs could be paying fans to attend matches and running schools under visions of the future of London in 50 years. A new UCL book envisages a range of scenarios for 2062, including one in which London could rise to become a “prime megacity” because of technological innovation. Read: Evening Standard
Solar lasers, ocean power and volcanoes: unusual energy sources of the future
18 November 2013William McDowall (UCL Energy Institute) comments on alternative energy sources, saying: "In the year 2000, most alternative energy technologies were considered niche options that might one day show promise, now they're multi-billion dollar industries". Read: CNN
UCL leads grant income table
14 November 2013UCL won grants worth £135 million in 2012/13, £31 million more than any other institution, according to THE's annual analysis of research council data. Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost, Research) attributes the “tremendous boost” to emphasis on building cross-disciplinary consortia. Read: THE
Energy Crunch for Britain’s Poor
12 November 2013Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) comments on how the Conservatives have changed their environmental stance. “[It’s] changed out of all recognition. There’s been a huge shift,” he said. Read: New York Times More: Voice of Russia