News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

5 Jul, 2017
  • Researchers have identified genetic mutations affecting the immune system which may lead to the development of more than one bowel tumour at the same time. Understanding how these cancers develop ...
24 Feb, 2017
  • Professor of Software Engineering, Professor George Spanoudakis is the Principal Investigator on the CyberSure research project.Professor of Software Engineering, Professor George Spanoudakis is the ...
24 Feb, 2017
  • UCL is involved in the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) – a major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology ...
24 Feb, 2017
  • The arrival of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workplace could triple productivity by automating more than 80 per cent of repetitive, process-oriented tasks  - freeing human minds from ...
24 Feb, 2017
  • Corporate governance reform risks unintended consequences   The Government’s green paper on corporate governance reform is welcome, but there is a risk of unintended consequences, a ...
23 Feb, 2017
  • London writer Karen Raney has been awarded the annual Pat Kavanagh Prize for her novel All the Water in the ...
23 Feb, 2017
  • College says changes are necessary to enable reskilling and ...
23 Feb, 2017
  • Genetic factors which predispose people to accelerated 'biological ageing' also increase their risk of developing depression in childhood, according to a new study from King's College ...
23 Feb, 2017
  • New book by Dr Bruce-Jones examines structural and institutional racism in Germany and the work of anti-racism activists to combat ...
23 Feb, 2017
  • Genes play a key role in determining whether someone experiences multiple chronic diseases, according to new research by ...
23 Feb, 2017
  • Around three million people are held in pre-trial detention and other forms of remand imprisonment throughout the world, new report published by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research ...
23 Feb, 2017
  • Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, many children exposed to severe early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged 0-3 experience a range of mental health problems in ...
23 Feb, 2017
  • New study by LBS authors traces investment returns from 1900   Equity investors should not fear modest rises in inflation and should note that smart beta has outperformed historically, ...
22 Feb, 2017
  • A simple rule can accurately predict when Earth’s climate warms out of an ice age, according to new research led by ...
22 Feb, 2017
  • Dan Plesch is director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of America, Hitler and the UN, coeditor of Wartime Origins and the Future ...
22 Feb, 2017
  • March 3 will see the opening of Hierophanies, a new solo show by London-based Irish artist Patrick Hough presented by Goldsmiths, University of London and Swiss Church in ...
22 Feb, 2017
  • A European-wide study published today in the journal Neuroepidemiology has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, it does not protect them from ...
21 Feb, 2017
  • The one-day annual celebration welcomed over 150 attendees.The one-day annual celebration welcomed over 150 ...
21 Feb, 2017
  • Thanks to Keysight, City students now enjoy newly refurbished Electrical and Electronic Engineering facilities.Thanks to Keysight, City students now enjoy newly refurbished Electrical and Electronic ...
21 Feb, 2017
  • In a new research report to be published today, Professor Daniel Neyland and Dr. Sveta Milyaeva from Goldsmiths Department of Sociology offer the first in-depth, qualitative analysis of the UK Higher ...
21 Feb, 2017
  • The Stephen Lawrence Daily Mail Scholarship will enable two students to complete a journalism MastersThe Stephen Lawrence Daily Mail Scholarship will enable two students to complete a journalism ...
21 Feb, 2017
  • Artist Ella McCartney worked with Birkbeck linguist Professor Zhu Hua to draw inspiration for her latest ...
21 Feb, 2017
  • Our genes play a significant role in how anxious we feel when faced with spatial and mathematical tasks, such as reading a map or solving a geometry problem, according to a new study by researchers ...
21 Feb, 2017
  • Over 100 children take part in sessions to teach them more about the ...
20 Feb, 2017
  • The amount of effort required to do something influences what we think we see, finds a new UCL study suggesting we’re biased towards perceiving anything challenging to be less ...
20 Feb, 2017
  • Review confirms that perinatal PTSD is common enough to be significant public health concern that warrants routine screening and treatmentReview confirms that perinatal PTSD is common enough to be ...
20 Feb, 2017
  • People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research by scientists at UCL which involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which ...
20 Feb, 2017
  • Retirement villages can boost the longevity of women by as much as five years compared to the general population, according to a new Cass Business School report.Retirement villages can boost the ...
20 Feb, 2017
  • New UCL research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental ...
20 Feb, 2017
  • Advice from Professor Meziane Lasfer on valuing and financing a startup business.Advice from Professor Meziane Lasfer on valuing and financing a startup ...
20 Feb, 2017
  • Focus on failure to create societal benefit, says LBS professor   The growing public hue and cry over executive pay may have a point. But it is often misplaced according to the claims of one ...
19 Feb, 2017
  • The Centre of Buddhist Studies at SOAS University of London has been awarded a donation from the Khyentse Foundation to support its existing activities, and to launch a new programme of public events ...
19 Feb, 2017
  • A round-up of this week's ...
19 Feb, 2017
  • The Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS University of London has launched a publication on disarmament and cooperative security with the Stockholm International Peace ...
19 Feb, 2017
  • Wolper Production, the company behind the remake of the 1970s programme Roots, has funded three fieldwork awards at SOAS University of ...
18 Feb, 2017
  • Islamic State's income has more than halved since 2014, due to its shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq and subsequent losses of significant sources of revenue, according to a collaborative new ...
17 Feb, 2017
  • The President of the largest European private equity company delivers the Dean's Lecture at Cass Business SchoolThe President of the largest European private equity company delivers the Dean's ...
17 Feb, 2017
  • New book reveals the intriguing history of the small North Sea island of ...
17 Feb, 2017
  • City economist is a member of the Economics Oversight Group for the RSA Citizens’ Economic CouncilCity economist is a member of the Economics Oversight Group for the RSA Citizens’ ...
17 Feb, 2017
  • Review authors call for more supportive interventions such as peer and mentor ...
17 Feb, 2017
  • Research from King's College London reveals a new method of repurposing existing drugs as novel treatments for depression, using laboratory studies of brain ...
17 Feb, 2017
  • A King's College London study testing a potential post-deployment screening programme for UK Armed Forces personnel, based on a computerised assessment and tailored mental health advice, found it was ...
16 Feb, 2017
  • Professor Ronen Palan discusses Panama Papers and possible solutions to tax avoidanceProfessor Ronen Palan discusses Panama Papers and possible solutions to tax ...
16 Feb, 2017
  • A new App launched by the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths, University of London, provides a new way to learn about the women artists represented in this unique ...
16 Feb, 2017
  • New research published in the Academy of Management Journal has found that online buyers are still significantly influenced by a business’s geographical location.New research published in the ...
16 Feb, 2017
  • New research draws on experiences of young people in ...
15 Feb, 2017
  • The announcement of Dr Kocabasoglu-Hillmer’s appointment follows the recent partnership of Cass and The Coco-cola Foundation on the Global Women’s Leadership ProgrammeThe announcement of ...
15 Feb, 2017
  • Our Chief Executive remembers Professor Ken Harrap, a pioneer of cancer research who was instrumental to the discovery of life saving treatments including carboplatin and raltitrexed, who died last ...
15 Feb, 2017
  • Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players ...
14 Feb, 2017
  • Dermot Murnaghan of Sky News among City alumni to celebrate with staff and studentsDermot Murnaghan of Sky News among City alumni to celebrate with staff and ...
14 Feb, 2017
  • A film made by Goldsmiths, University of London undergraduates Julia Dos Santos, Minji Kim and Jeanette Lee has received a major award from the Royal Television Society ...
14 Feb, 2017
  • Nomination recognises important research on “honour”-based ...
14 Feb, 2017
  • By Dr Nick Srnicek, Department of International PoliticsBy Dr Nick Srnicek, Department of International ...
14 Feb, 2017
  • Dr Pooley has been working with a group of experts from diverse ...
14 Feb, 2017
  • It was standing room only when UCL's Dr Nick Lane presented at the ICR's annual 'Darwin Lecture' last week. Dr Christopher Tape was in attendance to find out why cancer biologists should be ...
14 Feb, 2017
  • Quality of institutions is the key to success, says LBS strategist   In an era of growing global uncertainty, emerging markets could protect themselves from the impact of global shocks, but ...
13 Feb, 2017
  • A round-up of this week's ...
13 Feb, 2017
  • Births in midwifery units in England have trebled over the last six yearsBirths in midwifery units in England have trebled over the last six ...
13 Feb, 2017
  • The Nick Lewis Memorial Trust is funding one student to complete an International Journalism MAThe Nick Lewis Memorial Trust is funding one student to complete an International Journalism ...
13 Feb, 2017
  • Santander, the international bank and financial services provider, has extended its support for Birkbeck for a further three ...
13 Feb, 2017
  • The number of alien species is increasing globally, and does not show any sign of saturation, finds an international team involving UCL ...
13 Feb, 2017
  • A new study by researchers at King's College London has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-ageing' hormone, ...
13 Feb, 2017
  • LBS takes executives out of their comfort zones to teach them about relationships   In a Starbucks nestled in the inner-city London borough of Southwark, an event is unfolding. The scene is a ...
13 Feb, 2017
  • Chile’s former Minister of Mining says people no longer want to engage with politics in the wake of recent scandals   AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to ...
12 Feb, 2017
  • SOAS World Languages Institute (SWLI) will be hosting a special one day language festival, inviting members of the SOAS and wider community to experience SOAS’s work with languages on 21 ...
10 Feb, 2017
  • Close friendships facilitate the exchange of information and culture, making social networks more effective for cultural transmission, according to new UCL research that used wireless tracking ...
10 Feb, 2017
  • Professor Richard Murphy gave evidence from analysis of HMRC plans to House of Lords sub-committeeProfessor Richard Murphy gave evidence from analysis of HMRC plans to House of Lords ...
10 Feb, 2017
  • City’s incubation and enterprise hub welcomes a new intake of budding student entrepreneursCity’s incubation and enterprise hub welcomes a new intake of budding student ...
10 Feb, 2017
  • By Dr James Rodgers, Department of JournalismBy Dr James Rodgers, Department of ...
10 Feb, 2017
  • Review looks into the effect of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) on visual function and quality of lifeReview looks into the effect of age-related macular degeneration ...
10 Feb, 2017
  • Pregnancy in the UK has never been safer, say scientists from King's College London writing in latest edition of The ...
10 Feb, 2017
  • Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, are part of a consortium that has won one of the first wave of ‘Grand Challenge’ grants from Cancer Research ...
9 Feb, 2017
  • Universities should work with new forms of commercial partner to take their own cancer drugs to market and drive down the ‘spiralling’ cost of new medicines, leading experts ...
9 Feb, 2017
  • International law firm Pinsent Masons, the Cass Pensions Institute and industry regulator publisher Pendragon have responded to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee Call for the ...
9 Feb, 2017
  • Award recognises outstanding leadership, pioneering research and contribution to higher education.Award recognises outstanding leadership, pioneering research and contribution to higher ...
9 Feb, 2017
  • Open letter, which included signatories from City, helps to secure meeting with the Prime Minister on the issueOpen letter, which included signatories from City, helps to secure meeting with the ...
8 Feb, 2017
  • Lecture talked about contemporary challenges in South Africa and the need to address economic ...
8 Feb, 2017
  • Birkbeck is delighted to announce its new partnership with Itaú BBA International to provide two student scholarships for students from ...
8 Feb, 2017
  • We should be very careful about drawing such bold conclusions from what is actually very limited evidence, writes Professor Alison Macfarlane in the ConversationWe should be very careful about ...
8 Feb, 2017
  • New analysis shows that Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp continue to enjoy huge access to Government, apparently contradicting Ministers’ proclamations that powerful special interests won’t ...
8 Feb, 2017
  • Birkbeck is partnering with Le Cordon Bleu to deliver a new Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Industry ...
7 Feb, 2017
  • SOAS University of London has launched its largest fundraising campaign for displaced people who cannot access student finance, to provide them with a chance to enter higher education in the ...
7 Feb, 2017
  • People with severe mental illness often have poorer physical health than the general population. Here are five ways that their physical health can be improved.People with severe mental illness often ...
7 Feb, 2017
  • Research is one of the first to document sleep behaviours in children with language impairmentResearch is one of the first to document sleep behaviours in children with language ...
7 Feb, 2017
  • How the natural defence force within our immune system attacks and destroys harmful invaders such as virus-infected and cancerous cells has been visualised in microscopic detail by scientists from ...
7 Feb, 2017
  • Business trailblazers set the agenda on the future of work – from dealing with disruption to an entrepreneurial workforce      HR leaders and world-leading faculty gathered ...
6 Feb, 2017
  • Intellectual Property Law expert, Dr Luke McDonagh, examines the issues at stake ahead of a City Law School panel discussion about Brexit and the future of patent law and innovation in the ...
6 Feb, 2017
  • By Dr Paolo Aversa, Lecturer in Strategy at Cass Business SchoolBy Dr Paolo Aversa, Lecturer in Strategy at Cass Business ...
6 Feb, 2017
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6 Feb, 2017
  • People who inherit genetic variants affecting the function of their immune system are at increased risk of developing the most common form of leukaemia, a major new study ...
5 Feb, 2017
  • Ethnomusicologist Dr Lucy Durán, and kora player Kadialy Kouyate, of the Music Department at SOAS, were advisors on the music, language and culture for the first two episodes of the remake of ...
5 Feb, 2017
  • The future of healthcare played a prominent part in discussion at the recent Festival of Genomics conference in London. Dr Keith Bradnam reports on what the genomics revolution means for routine ...
4 Feb, 2017
  • On World Cancer Day, our researchers and some of their international collaborators explain why it is essential that science can operate as a global ...
3 Feb, 2017
  • The Women in IT awards name Claire Priestley as a role model for womenThe Women in IT awards name Claire Priestley as a role model for ...
3 Feb, 2017
  • This City Law School alumnus is currently the Director of Legal Services for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Head of its Legal Branch.This City Law School alumnus is currently the Director of Legal ...