News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

27 Apr, 2015
  • Pankaj Sharma, Professor of Neurology at Royal Holloway, University of London, was named the country's top Asian medical doctor at the British Indian Awards 2015 held last ...
27 Apr, 2015
  • On 28 April Culture at King's will host a major national roundtable debate on the UK's "Cultural Commons", exploring new ways to sustain and develop the creative lives of communities across the ...
27 Apr, 2015
  • Without a thriving domestic defence industrial base, the UK jeopardises its freedom to take action in an unstable, fast-changing world, a major report on the value of the UK's defence industry, warns ...
27 Apr, 2015
  • The University of South Australia (UniSA) and UCL have today signed a partnership agreement committing the two institutions to work together to develop teaching and research in South Australia in ...
27 Apr, 2015
  • Five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe and affordable surgery and anaesthesia when they need it. As a consequence, millions of people are dying from common, easily treatable ...
27 Apr, 2015
  • “It’s time for Africa, its time is now” Those were the words spoken by Robbie Brozin, founder of Nando’s, the popular South African Peri-Peri chicken restaurant chain, as he closed the ...
27 Apr, 2015
  • London Business School MBAs discover regional outlook for business  93 MBA students have returned from a London Business School Global Business Experience (GBE) in Hong Kong.  The ...
26 Apr, 2015
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26 Apr, 2015
  • The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme at SOAS, University of London, has been awarded a new grant of $11 million (just over £7.25m) by Arcadia Fund. The grant is a renewal of the original ...
24 Apr, 2015
  • Audiences watching the newly released film Avengers: Age of Ultron may recognise the Founder's Building at Royal Holloway, University of London which is featured in one of the ...
24 Apr, 2015
  • The latest two Athena Swan awards for commitment to diversity and equality in the Faculty of Science at Royal Holloway brings our total to ...
24 Apr, 2015
  • A post-doctoral researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious €1,000 prize for her work on psychiatric ...
24 Apr, 2015
  • Professor Modenessi will discuss his translation of Shakespeare's The First Part of King Henry IV, which was staged by Mexico's National Theatre Company both in Mexico City and at Shakespeare's Globe ...
24 Apr, 2015
  • London Business School economists propose reforms for recovery Europe needs a new fiscal governance solution if it is to deal with its debt issues, two leading economists from London Business ...
24 Apr, 2015
  • Mounting college tuition fees in the US are having an adverse effect on the nation’s economy and social wellbeing, as graduates with debts struggle to live within their means on stagnant ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London has announced today it will divest in fossil fuels within the next three years. This will make the university the first in London to fully ...
23 Apr, 2015
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23 Apr, 2015
  • Our researchers have been presenting their work at a massive, international conference this week. Liz Burtally caught up with some of them to discover what was ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • Students from Royal Holloway, University of London's Politics and International Relations Society (PIRSoc) have won a Distinguished Delegation Award after competing in the National Model United ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • Sarah Wolff, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, examines the tragic events in the Mediterranean and outlines what she describes as failed EU policy in the area of ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have uncovered a genetic defect which causes the life-threatening condition ‘dyskeratosis congenita’ (DC) – a rare genetic form of bone marrow ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • A new technique of visualising the complicated relationships between anything from Facebook users to proteins in a cell via countries’ importing and exporting food provides a simpler and cheaper ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • Dr Magda Osman, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology explores the research behind behavioural economics and looks at its relationship with ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • Westminster City Council has resolved to grant planning permission for the proposals for the redevelopment of several elements of King's College London's Strand ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • A team of scientists have for the first time identified the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • Realising how places connect geographically causes local maps in the brain to join, forming one big map which helps with planning future journeys, finds a new UCL ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • Testing for a DNA signature could predict which patients with myeloma – a cancer of immune cells in the blood and bone marrow – are likely to develop more serious disease, with a reduced chance ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • PhD Student Dr Charlotte Pawlyn has won an award for her research presented at the prestigious international American Association of Cancer Research conference in ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to our genes, according to a study carried out on ...
23 Apr, 2015
  • The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to our genes, according to a study carried out on ...
22 Apr, 2015
  • Students from the SOAS’ Centre for International Diplomacy (CISD) have been recognised by their peers as ‘Outstanding Delegates’ at the 2015 Model United Nations Conference in New York. ...
22 Apr, 2015
  • Historical Portland stone in Senate House North Block's courtyard façade will undergo a steam clean to bring it back to its former ...
22 Apr, 2015
  • Emeritus Professor Werner Menski was presented with a Leadership Award for Services to Higher Education and Community Leadership at the 11th Annual Community Leadership Awards and Gala ...
22 Apr, 2015
  • A verbal 'updating' technique aimed at blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and physiological effects of trauma, according to new ...
22 Apr, 2015
  • The devastation caused by Ebola could happen again if the $5.4 billion pledged in aid does not reach West African healthcare systems, warns global health expert Dr Paul Farmer. Speaking at King's ...
22 Apr, 2015
  • Fed up with keeping paper receipts a QMUL law student has developed an app which stores them ...
22 Apr, 2015
  • Government plans to increase participation in rugby within schools fail to take into account data on the serious levels of school rugby-related injury and are happening in the absence of systems for ...
22 Apr, 2015
  • Ultrasound as a medical application has been with us for more than 75 years, but it seems that it is only now that are we exploring its full potential for improving cancer ...
22 Apr, 2015
  • London Business School and AQR today named the members of the Advisory Council for the AQR Institute of Asset Management The AQR Institute of Asset Management at London Business School was ...
21 Apr, 2015
  • SOAS Library implements Kuali Open Library Environment as its new Library Management System. This “next generation" platform is designed and built by a consortium of 11 university libraries, mostly ...
21 Apr, 2015
  • Men with prostate cancer benefited from treatment with the pioneering drug olaparib – a drug which targets BRCA gene ...
21 Apr, 2015
  • Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to moult when they outgrow their skins. Studies on sea urchins ...
21 Apr, 2015
  • Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) has today launched the new website Aftertrauma.org, the UK’s most comprehensive online resource dedicated to helping ...
21 Apr, 2015
  • The median earnings of authors in the UK has fallen below the minimum wage, according to a survey of 2,500 writers, published by researchers at Queen Mary University of ...
21 Apr, 2015
  • Computer scientist becomes professor in the School of Business, Economics and ...
21 Apr, 2015
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20 Apr, 2015
  • Dr. Erica C D Hunter delivered a Paper on the "Destruction of Churches and Monasteries in Iraq" at the  Workshop "Iraq National Heritage - the Challenges and Solutions" which was hosted by The ...
20 Apr, 2015
  • Queen Mary University of London’s life sciences education programme, Centre of the Cell, celebrated its 100,000th participants after a visit from a Tower Hamlets primary school class on Friday 17 ...
20 Apr, 2015
  • New research into how tendons age has found that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffens as it gets older and that this is responsible for older people being more susceptible to tendon ...
20 Apr, 2015
  • Bodies found in a 200 year-old Hungarian crypt have revealed the secrets of how tuberculosis (TB) took hold in 18th century Europe, according to a research team involving UCL ...
20 Apr, 2015
  • The horticulturist who came up with the concept of 'evolution by natural selection' 27 years before Charles Darwin did should be more widely acknowledged for his contribution, states a new paper by a ...
20 Apr, 2015
  • Researchers welcome reassuring findings but note poor quality drugs are still a ...
20 Apr, 2015
  • Researchers welcome reassuring findings but note poor quality drugs are still a ...
19 Apr, 2015
  • CeDEP academic Shaun Larcom presents at the Australian National University on 'the consequences of precolonial institutions and ethnic fractionalisation in the South ...
19 Apr, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London is first in the UK for quality lectures, ranked against 24 other universities, and first in the world, ranked against 47 other institutions, in the latest Student Barometer ...
18 Apr, 2015
  • Four London Business School (LBS) students are celebrating after coming within the top four out of 380 teams at the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge The LBS team, EnPower Capital, ...
17 Apr, 2015
  • StuRents.com has carried out an analysis of the 535,468 crimes in the 64 towns and cities across England and Wales where students live for university and found that Egham has the lowest crime ...
17 Apr, 2015
  • Emotional problems in girls aged 11-13 in England increased by 55% between 2009 and 2014, finds new research from UCL and the Anna Freud Centre. On average, this means that a mixed classroom of 30 ...
17 Apr, 2015
  • Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London have found that successful long-term learning happens after classroom teaching, after the learners have slept on the new ...
17 Apr, 2015
  • The internationally renowned AACR cancer conference starts tomorrow in Philadelphia, and some of our leading researchers will be attending to present their cutting-edge ...
17 Apr, 2015
  • Cameron’s no-show at last night’s election debate may prove a masterstroke While it was well known the Prime Minster - and by association his deputy - wouldn't be joining fellow party ...
17 Apr, 2015
  • Researchers have found evidence of attempts by the tobacco industry to reinterpret Islamic teaching to make smoking acceptable to Muslims and to help develop markets in countries with large Muslim ...
17 Apr, 2015
  • Researchers have found evidence of attempts by the tobacco industry to reinterpret Islamic teaching to make smoking acceptable to Muslims and to help develop markets in countries with large Muslim ...
17 Apr, 2015
  • Mobile and online banking is on the rise, but customers still like a personal touch. The need to gain people’s trust by interacting with them in person means that banks operating in a digital ...
16 Apr, 2015
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16 Apr, 2015
  • SOAS researchers Laurence Smith and Giusippina Siciliano have just published a comprehensive review of factors constraining mitigation of water pollution from farming in ...
16 Apr, 2015
  • Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol ...
16 Apr, 2015
  • Dr Tatiana McHardy shares her experiences on a recent school's career day she attended in which she engaged young girls with her scientific ...
16 Apr, 2015
  • Scientists have discovered a protein that strongly promotes immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies in the ...
16 Apr, 2015
  • Launched today, the UCL Centre for Engineering Education aims to improve the supply of talented engineers to the expanding UK engineering ...
15 Apr, 2015
  • Azza Cohen, a recent Study Abroad student with the School, will be premiering her documentary ‘Specks of Dust’ at SOAS, University of London on 28 ...
15 Apr, 2015
  • The Leverhulme Trust has awarded Research Fellowships to academics in the School of Social Sciences, History and ...
15 Apr, 2015
  • Disruptive innovation, such as rising smartphone and beacon technology usage in retail outlets, has been hailed by global retailers and fashion industry leaders as an opportunity for, rather than a ...
14 Apr, 2015
  • Join ICR scientists at the Somers Town Coffee House and learn about their ...
14 Apr, 2015
  • As survivors, ex-servicemen and politicians prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen on 15th April new research by the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education has ...
14 Apr, 2015
  • London Business School expert warns leaders to proceed with caution Leaders who put their predecessors on the podium should proceed with caution, a London Business School expert ...
13 Apr, 2015
  • Circulating tumour cells can act as ‘seeds’ – breaking away from the primary tumour and colonising other sites in the body. But they are also becoming an increasingly useful tool in cancer ...
13 Apr, 2015
  • The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a ‘kick and kill’ strategy, finds new research led by UCL, the University of Oxford ...
12 Apr, 2015
  • The Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS, University of London recently hosted the third and final session of the British Institute of Persian Studies’ one week, residential intensive Persian ...
10 Apr, 2015
  • Professor Peter Kirstein, chair of Computer Communications Systems (UCL Engineering Sciences), has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Marconi Society Prize for his ‘tireless advocacy and pioneering ...
10 Apr, 2015
  • An education charity which 40 QMUL students have volunteered for has scooped a prestigious employer engagement ...
10 Apr, 2015
  • Professor Lynda Gratton says that families will benefit both emotionally and financially from the new UK laws as they’re able to ‘diversify their investments’ British families that take ...
9 Apr, 2015
  • The hidden mechanisms of parliamentary democracy are revealed in Dr Emma Crewe's, anthropologist at SOAS, University of London, latest book The House of Commons: An Anthropology of MPs at ...
9 Apr, 2015
  • Examination of a Daspletosaurus skull by Dr David Hone of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences found signs that it had been bitten by another tyrannosaur during its lifetime as well as ...
9 Apr, 2015
  • A test for a wide range of genetic risk factors could improve doctors’ ability to work out which women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer, a major study of more than 65,000 women has ...
8 Apr, 2015
  • "A cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students from SOAS, University of London’s School of Law successfully launched the SOAS Law Journal last summer and achieved another landmark earlier this month with the completion of the first issue in the second volume in their bi-annual series".
8 Apr, 2015
  • Influential members of the Jain community came together at SOAS, University of London last week for a lunch hosted by Director of SOAS Professor Paul Webley and a discussion on future collaboration ...
8 Apr, 2015
  • UCL scientists have discovered that a vital self-destruct switch in cells is hijacked - making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to research published in ...
8 Apr, 2015
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a new voting advice application to help people make an informed choice on polling day. More than 10,000 people have already used the app since it ...
8 Apr, 2015
  • New Zealand’s leading infectious disease epidemiologist, Michael Baker, takes up his new role in London as a NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor this month. He will be based at the ...
7 Apr, 2015
  • The April-May Edition of The Middle East in London, the bi-monthly magazine of the LondonMiddle East Institute, is now ...