News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

31 Oct, 2014
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31 Oct, 2014
  • Birkbeck has scooped a major award for concrete design and construction at its campus in ...
31 Oct, 2014
  • Merger will provide opportunities to strengthen the core activities of both ...
31 Oct, 2014
  • Men in the UK who were born to lowly educated parents earn 20 per cent less, on average, than the sons of graduates – even when they hold the same ...
31 Oct, 2014
  • China’s announcement of a £105bn investment package in UK infrastructure is indicative of its hunger for further ...
30 Oct, 2014
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30 Oct, 2014
  • Carlos Chirinos, Director of SOAS Radio at SOAS, University of London has co-produced and developed the key messages in a song raising awareness about Ebola in Africa, sung by a collective of African ...
30 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) at King's College London was proud to host the Annual Lecture of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) on Tuesday 28 ...
30 Oct, 2014
  • In the first comprehensive survey of UK student use of smart drugs - those drugs thought to enhance cognitive function and performance - researchers at King's College London and the London School of ...
30 Oct, 2014
  • Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have published a digital archive dedicated to the life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick (1941-2009), one of the twentieth century’s most ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • Violeta Ruano, a SOAS PhD student in Ethnomusicology, has been conducting research into Saharawi culture and politics for almost three years and has recently had her work adapted into a British ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • Former SOAS student Nick Mulvey, BA Music Studies, has been nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize for his first solo album First ...
29 Oct, 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 ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • At the famous Southbank Centre on Sunday 9th November, the Academy Symphony Orchestra will perform Britten's War Requiem conducted by Marin Alsop. This performance alongside a variety of events ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London's Medical School – Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry – is launching the ground-breaking use of Google Glass technology into its undergraduate ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • Warblr is an app is based on technology developed at QMUL and the prototype was developed with an Innovation Fund ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists working at Queen Mary University of London and University of Bath have found that zebrafish are able to visually process multiple objects simultaneously, more proof that fish are cleverer ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • Olaparib is set to become the first cancer drug for an inherited genetic fault. Here is the story of our crucial role in its ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • A low-cost Breathlessness Support Service (BSS) led to better quality of life and survival rates for patients with lung disease and cancer, according to a study by a team of researchers at King's ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • ERC funds research into systemic financial risks and impact on ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • British Academy funds research into uneven effects of monetary ...
29 Oct, 2014
  • A study published today by the Institute of Education (IOE) has found that online learning helps students to prepare for university by increasing their confidence in the use of technology and ...
28 Oct, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled ‘Understanding Research Methods’ was launched in June this year and attracted over 40,000 students from around the ...
28 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Til Wykes, Vice-Dean of Psychology and Systems Sciences and Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience ...
28 Oct, 2014
  • Initial results from Ukraine’s parliamentary elections have thrown down a challenge to the European Union, according to Russia expert and QMUL Research Fellow Dr Eleanor ...
28 Oct, 2014
  • A large analysis of over 40,000 individuals on statin treatment has identified two new genetic variants which influence how 'bad' cholesterol levels respond to statin ...
27 Oct, 2014
  • Research finds a new way to treat tuberculosis with fewer tablets than today’s recommended course of ...
27 Oct, 2014
  • King's College London is to create 28 'Professor Sir Richard Trainor Scholarships' in acknowledgement of the Principal who has left the College after ten ...
25 Oct, 2014
  • I am delighted to inform you that the October meetings of the IOE and UCL Councils both confirmed that the proposed merger between IOE and UCL should ...
24 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is issuing the following statement from Professor Alan Ashworth, whose work underpinned the development of ...
24 Oct, 2014
  • Cancer cells display many different characteristics to normal tissue. Research from a new ICR team leader could use cancer’s unique metabolism to diagnose and treat the ...
24 Oct, 2014
  • As the nation prepares to elect a new parliament on 26 October, Dr Eleanor Bindman, specialist in Russian politics and Research Fellow at QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations, ...
24 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Allyson Pollock replies to questions on the ebola crisis – originally asked prior to the BBC Politics show on October 19th ...
24 Oct, 2014
  • QMUL PhD students who are part of a programme to combine research with digital creativity took part in a research showcase in East ...
24 Oct, 2014
  • Paul Workman of the ICR calls for major changes to restock pipeline with innovative cancer ...
24 Oct, 2014
  • The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King's College ...
23 Oct, 2014
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23 Oct, 2014
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23 Oct, 2014
  • Is the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) unsustainable? Why haven’t recent rounds of reforms worked? Visiting professor Robin Gauld, from the University of Otago, provided some answers ...
23 Oct, 2014
  • The ICR and The Royal Marsden will become the first institutions in the UK to own and develop world-leading MR Linac ...
23 Oct, 2014
  • Patients, carers, scientists, clinicians and charities from across the UK will gather today for the launch of a ground-breaking new partnership between the charity Brain Tumour Research and Queen ...
23 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists based at St George’s, University of London, have joined an international consortium to conduct a clinical trial to test an Ebola vaccine in ...
23 Oct, 2014
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23 Oct, 2014
  • New research published just before the end of UK daylight saving shows that proposals to permanently increase the hours of waking daylight could increase children’s activity ...
23 Oct, 2014
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23 Oct, 2014
  • New research published just before the end of UK daylight saving shows that proposals to permanently increase the hours of waking daylight could increase children’s activity ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • On Monday 20 October, Director of SOAS Paul Webley signed and sealed the SOAS House North Block (SHNB) contracts, a ceremony of significance as it formally allows the School to move forward into the ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Taking a new cancer drug once a week could benefit patients by giving healthy tissues time to recover from the effects of treatment, as suggested by a simple blood test, according to a new clinical ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Innovative course brings together expertise from two top London ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • UCL presents an evening of space exploration at Stratford Picture House to mark the upcoming release of Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar. From 8pm on 28 October, a special ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • UCL graduate students and academic staff are invited to submit their research images with aesthetic and artistic appeal for this year’s 'Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research' Competition ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Gallery has hosted material and digital displays, performances and ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Institute of Health Equity) has recently (11 October) been made President-Elect of the World Medical ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Identity, love and migration are amongst the themes that will be explored by the 12th Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London this ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • An essay on 17th-century playwright Ben Jonson, has won Professor Sir Brian Vickers, FBA, a senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies, the 2014 Beverley Rogers Literary Award. read ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Father and Daughter is a new book by the Institute of Education's (IOE) Professor Ann Oakley, about the development of her own work and that of her father Richard Titmuss, the well-known policy ...
22 Oct, 2014
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22 Oct, 2014
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21 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Giorgos Kallis, a leading political ecologist at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, has been awarded a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship to join the department of Development Studies ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Peter K. Austin, Märit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Languages at Uppsala University, ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in association with SOAS and the Centre of African Studies, University of London, is organising a Residential School from 22-25 March 2015 on the topic of ‘Governance and ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • King's researchers have been awarded over £1.6m to design and test pioneering, high-tech gloves for people suffering from debilitating genetic skin disorders that affect the ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • A leading nursing journal, hosted at King's, has published an important editorial, calling into question international guidelines on the use of face-masks to protect people from contracting ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Alison Wolf has today been made a Cross Bench Peer for Life by The ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Rt Hon David Willetts MP, former Minister for Universities and Science, has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at King's College ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • A new study led by King's College London has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • UCL Council has today (20 October) confirmed its decision that UCL should merge with the Institute of Education ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • One of the most senior Government lawyers and an acclaimed surrealist painter are to receive honorary degrees from the University of London’s School of Advanced Study this year, continuing its ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Like a couple of careful suitors, Chinese and European businesses and governments have been developing their relationship over time, leading the London Business School China Club to ask: ‘Is this ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • Famed chef and cookbook writer Yotam Ottolenghi will speak as part of the SOAS Food Studies Centre Distinguished Lecture Series, inaugurating a productive new partnership between the SOAS Food ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • Final year undergraduate students from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences studying a new module called Species and their Relationships: Dinosaurs to DNA have uncovered a rare and ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • A national survey into the chances of finding graduate-level employment after leaving university has placed St George’s, University of London, second in the ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • In a digital world, are we drowning in data? ‘Too Much Information’, one of the activities in the forthcoming Being Human festival of humanities, is set to take a fresh look at what it is ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • London Business School strategy expert named one of the best scientific ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • The festival drew in an estimated 1,400 people last week for its day long programme inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • A student on a short-term placement at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has led development of a new tool to visualise and analyse complex genetics data ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Inspirational colleagues from across King's – whose talents span the arts, business, science and medicine – have been named among the Evening Standard's annual list of 'The 1000 most influential ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London’s Principal has joined university leaders from across the country in outlining their conviction that equality and diversity are integral to a university’s ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Every year the QMUL Centre for Public Engagement distributes Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) awards to support activities that bring new audiences to the work being done here at the ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Leading figures recognised for their contribution to College ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Historical Research was officially reopened by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, on Tuesday 14 October. read ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Education's (IOE) Music for Life Project has won the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Arts and Health Award. The award recognises excellent creative arts initiatives that ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • New analysis exploring how parents' relationships affect fathers' interaction with their children has found that fathers who are in a happy, affectionate relationship are more likely to talk ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • National Bank of Oman Chairman to speak at London Business ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • London Business School behavioural expert receives George Petitpas ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • CPI falls to a five-year low, but is deflation a genuine concern for the ...
16 Oct, 2014
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16 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists at King's College London, the University of Manchester, and the University of Liverpool have found that an infant's preference for a person's face, rather than an object, is associated ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • Robbery on buses, hijacked delivery vehicles, muggings on the street, and demands for protection money. This is every day urban violence; a quiet epidemic which plagues Latin American ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • A film made by two former Queen Mary University of London students has made its UK debut at the BFI London Film Festival 2014, the UK’s biggest celebration of international ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists from QMUL, UCL, Zoological Society of London, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid, tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • New research sheds light on the working conditions of au pairs in the ...