News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

19 Dec, 2014
  • Researchers from UCL, University of Southampton and Cambridge University together with ESA and NASA have uncovered the origin of a colourful display in the night sky called ‘theta aurora’, ...
19 Dec, 2014
  • This year's donations income smashes last year’s achievement by more than £3 ...
19 Dec, 2014
  • The European Medicines Agency has approved olaparib for women with ovarian cancer who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 ...
19 Dec, 2014
  • Herbal medicine can be a double-edged sword and should be more rigorously investigated for both its beneficial and harmful effects, say researchers writing in a special supplement of ...
18 Dec, 2014
  • Dr.Michael Buehler, SOAS Lecturer in Comparative Politics was interviewed by Monocle 24 . Listen to the ...
18 Dec, 2014
  • Researchers have discovered the unique genetic paths that the childhood brain tumour medulloblastoma follows when the disease comes ...
18 Dec, 2014
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF), a new national assessment of research at UK universities has ranked St George’s, University of London, as fourth for impact of its research on the global ...
18 Dec, 2014
  • Mayor of London Boris Johnson hailed the ICR as a ‘creative powerhouse’, after it was ranked top in the Government’s Research Excellence ...
18 Dec, 2014
  • Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited the ICR today to hear about plans to create one of the world’s top centres for cancer drug discovery and life ...
18 Dec, 2014
  • The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today, confirm Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s place in the very top group of research-led ...
18 Dec, 2014
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18 Dec, 2014
  • Birkbeck welcomes the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), published ...
18 Dec, 2014
  • The ICR is the top higher education institution in the country in the overall league table of academic performance, the Government’s Research Excellence Framework has ...
18 Dec, 2014
  • The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), announced today (18 December 2014), have confirmed King's College London as a world-leading research ...
18 Dec, 2014
  • The latest assessment of university research has confirmed that UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is the dominant education research institution in the ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The research of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at SOAS, University of London has been recognised in the UK’s top quartile for research in the 2014 Research Excellence ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The excellence of SOAS research has been recognised in REF2014. The Department of Music at SOAS, University of London is first in the UK for the quality of its research outputs, while Anthropology is ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has been recognised for its outstanding research output in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Department’s ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The research of the School of Arts at SOAS, University of London, has been ranked in the UK top ten in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The quality of its research outputs was especially ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The UK’s only Music department specialising in world music has been recognised for ‘world-leading’ research and ‘outstanding impacts’ in the 2014 the Research Excellence Framework. ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The significant research impact on finance, business and management in the world at large of the Department of Financial and Management Studies at SOAS, University of London has been recognised in ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The significant impact of SOAS politics research has been recognised through the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • Department of Linguistics at SOAS, University of London has moved up the research rankings in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. It is now in the top ten nationally for its research output of ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The vitality of the research environment in SOAS’ Faculty of Languages and Cultures puts it in the UK top ten in the 2014 Research Assessment Framework. ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The Department of the Study of Religions at SOAS, University of London has been ranked 11th nationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with nearly 80% of work submitted to the panel graded ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The Department of History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London has been ranked 8th out of 25 in the UK for its research into the visual arts, architecture and material culture of ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • The SOAS School of Law has seen an improvement in its league table position in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with nearly three-quarters of its research being rated ‘world-leading’ or ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • Violence and retribution, hunger and strip strikes, targeted assassinations, - and somewhere the seeds of a far off peace. These are amongst the many themes and events that will be explored by law ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • ICR researchers have used 3D printing to produce replica models of tumours and organs of patients with cancer, to help calculate precisely how much radiation has been delivered to the ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • New research on the impact of the First World War on participating New Zealand soldiers shows they typically lost around eight years of life and had an increased risk of early death in the post-war ...
17 Dec, 2014
  • See our infographics below to explore how UCL has performed in REF ...
16 Dec, 2014
  • On 16 December, Director of SOAS Paul Webley, Students’ Union Sabbatical Officer Georgie Robertson and Registrar Laura Gibbs reinforced the School’s commitment to combating mental health ...
16 Dec, 2014
  • Students and alumni heard about her novel Bring Up the ...
16 Dec, 2014
  • The Lord Mayor of London praised Birkbeck and explained his role as “salesman for the ...
16 Dec, 2014
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assesses research in all higher education institutions in all disciplines. Submissions are made to 36 subject sub-panels co-ordinated under four main panels: ...
16 Dec, 2014
  • Professor Michael Kenny, Director of the Mile End Institute, says there is an increasingly compelling, precautionary case for constitutional reform - but William Hague's "hard" plans aren't positive ...
15 Dec, 2014
  • Using two targeted drugs at once could be an effective treatment strategy for children with an aggressive form of cancer who develop resistance to a single targeted drug, a new study ...
15 Dec, 2014
  • The Mile End Institute (MEI) has announced a series of events and high-profile speakers for 2015, a year which promises to have a momentous effect on politics and public life in the United ...
15 Dec, 2014
  • Professor Penny Green, Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London, will this week edit a special feature in Open Democracy on state crime and ...
15 Dec, 2014
  • The UCL Institute of Education's (IOE) First World War Centenary Battlefields Tour Programme has won the Best Educational Product award at the British Youth Travel Awards 2014. The award was ...
14 Dec, 2014
  • Dr Michael Buehler, Comparative Lecturer in the Politics Department of SOAS, University of London was interviewed by Monocle ...
14 Dec, 2014
  • "MAKING TEA, MAKING JAPAN" Book Launch followed by a Reception - 6pm - 8pm13th January 2015 at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)EVERYBODY WELCOME, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
14 Dec, 2014
  • The Abe’s win at the polls in Japan’s snap elections December 14 signal a democracy in disarray and portend a shift to a neo-nationalist ...
14 Dec, 2014
  • Key Government lawyer Sir Stephen Laws and acclaimed surrealist painter Patrick Hughes were awarded honorary degrees at the School’s graduation ceremony on 12 December 2014. The former was ...
13 Dec, 2014
  • New publication reports that a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing ...
13 Dec, 2014
  • New publication reports that a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing ...
12 Dec, 2014
  • Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first ...
12 Dec, 2014
  • Initial results from a major phase III clinical trial reveal that women with a type of breast cancer are much more likely to respond to chemotherapy drug carboplatin than standard ...
12 Dec, 2014
  • A striking image demonstrating the science behind a flock of starlings in flight has been announced as the winner of this year’s Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition, run by ...
12 Dec, 2014
  • Birkbeck has joined the Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts South East England ...
12 Dec, 2014
  • The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) study My Life at School explores the experiences of children and young people in residential special schools. More than 6,000 children attend residential ...
11 Dec, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
11 Dec, 2014
  • A brand new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, a major new study ...
11 Dec, 2014
  • Following recent dispute over its origins in Europe, Dr Rob Knell from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences explains why he is yet to be convinced by any alternative to the theory that ...
11 Dec, 2014
  • The preventive effect of breast cancer drug ‘tamoxifen’ remains virtually constant for at least 20 years – with rates reduced by around 30 per cent – new analysis published in The Lancet ...
11 Dec, 2014
  • The School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London has promoted Dr Jane Winters, currently head of digital publications at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), to a personal chair in ...
11 Dec, 2014
  • UCL has today launched a new public information website on animal research, describing how and why animals are used across the ...
11 Dec, 2014
  • A cold 'sensor' which triggers the skin's vascular response to the cold could represent an exciting new therapeutic target for the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia, according to scientists at ...
11 Dec, 2014
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11 Dec, 2014
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10 Dec, 2014
  • SOAS and Birkbeck have been announced as the newest members of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), a research organisation that already has several other ...
10 Dec, 2014
  • Lydia Mordkovich, legendary violinist and teacher has died aged seventy after suffering a long period of very poor health. Lydia was appointed professor of violin at the Academy in 1995 and brought ...
10 Dec, 2014
  • QMUL's Dr Christopher Phillips argues that despite a weaker economy and the domestic threat of ISIS, Moscow is unlikely to change course on ...
10 Dec, 2014
  • It's been a bad week for Ukip, but according to QMUL's Dr Rainbow Murrary, it's not the only party failing ...
10 Dec, 2014
  • Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, delivers a warning to the Conservative Party about the likely effects of an increasingly reactive policy on ...
10 Dec, 2014
  • More than 400 people attended the sold-out event on Tuesday night which was hosted by the ICR in the beautiful Wren Chapel of the Royal Hospital, ...
10 Dec, 2014
  • ICR scientists have developed a new high-tech system for measuring the body’s immune response to cancer: that combines computerised imaging of tumour samples with statistical analysis, and is the ...
10 Dec, 2014
  • President Barack Obama has given his support for teacher professional development Massive Open Online Courses ...
9 Dec, 2014
  • Dr Lucy Durán, Senior Lecturer in African Music, has produced an album that has been announced as a nominee in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category of the 57th Annual Grammy ...
9 Dec, 2014
  • Lung cancer is the biggest killer in cancer, but treatments targeting specific mutations are now offering patients a lifeline, and displaying the power of precision ...
9 Dec, 2014
  • The thoughts of the double Man Booker-winning novelist will be streamed live on 15 ...
9 Dec, 2014
  • 'The Academy exudes a cosmopolitan confidence in tune with the global classical music business' The Guardian The Royal Academy of Music has announced the appointment of Oliver Knussen as 'Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music'. As well as working with the Academy's composition students he will regularly rehearse and conduct the Manson Ensemble, the Academy's specialist new music group which is one of the world's most active student ensembles of its type, often engaging in notable partnerships and premieres with the London Sinfonietta. Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, the Academy's Principal, said: 'Oliver Knussen is one of the greatest musical polymaths of our time as composer...
9 Dec, 2014
  • Scientists have developed new software which can track cancers that undergo substantial movement during radiotherapy, such as lung or liver ...
9 Dec, 2014
  • 'Teaching is outstanding. So is the value it adds…. it rolls out musicians who are highly employable' The Guardian The Royal Academy of Music today announced four significant appointments to its teaching staff: Oliver Knussen: Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music Simon Keenlyside: Visiting Professor of Singing Robin O'Neill: Professor of Bassoon Andrew Foster-Williams: Professor of Singing These latest appointments further bolster the Academy's unrivalled roster of teachers who represent every current generation of musical leaders. Appointments in 2014 have included Edward Gardner and Robin Ticciati. Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, the Academy's Principal...
9 Dec, 2014
  • Queen Mary has been awarded the maximum allocation of £5million of new funding by the government in order to create two new facilities on our Mile End ...
8 Dec, 2014
  • The Linguistics Department is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Emmon Bach (1929-2014) passed away on 28 November in ...
7 Dec, 2014
  • Students can now register online to take part in the SOAS Academic Summer School 2015 programme. This year, Summer School has increased the number of courses it provides to 20 spread across five ...
7 Dec, 2014
  • In recognition of International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, SOAS, University of London PhD scholar, Robtel Neajai Pailey, has teamed up with publisher One Moore Book (OMB) and the Centre for ...
5 Dec, 2014
  • Researchers at the EPICentre Research Group, a multidisciplinary research group based in UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) that investigates risk to society and ...
5 Dec, 2014
  • Our third annual gathering of the club celebrated the ICR's scientific creativity and achievements over the past ...
5 Dec, 2014
  • While ruins are part of the world around us, we rarely stop to think what significance they have, who might use them and might claim them as their own, or how are they represented in a variety of ...
5 Dec, 2014
  • Writing a good poem can be difficult, and doing it in a second language more so. Yet more than 180 people, including school students, rose to that challenge from the Institute of Modern Languages ...
5 Dec, 2014
  • Londoners are notorious for avoiding eye contact with each other but how bad are we really? That’s one of the things visitors to the Science Museum can currently help to find out if they take part ...
4 Dec, 2014
  • Construction on Senate House North Block has begun in earnest with work on one of the most innovative features of the re-development, a rainwater harvester, signalling the start of a ...
4 Dec, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
4 Dec, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London has joined the new Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations based in Kings Cross, Euston and ...
4 Dec, 2014
  • 10, 11, 17, 18 December Wireless Network Disruptions
4 Dec, 2014
  • The School is sad to announce that Professor Andrew Huxley, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law, passed away on Saturday 29 November ...
4 Dec, 2014
  • UCL has partnered with 34 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations based in Kings Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury to form the Knowledge Quarter, launched by the Chancellor George ...
4 Dec, 2014
  • Dr Neha Pathak, an Academic Clinical Fellow from Queen Mary University of London, was last night awarded the ‘Ultimate Game Changer’ prize at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women ...
4 Dec, 2014
  • The world was enraptured last month as the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander made its historic landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. QMUL’s Professor Iwan Williams had more reason than most ...
4 Dec, 2014
  • In this article, Rafael Leal-Arcas, of QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), argues that our system of global energy governance is ad hoc and in need of ...