News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

30 Jan, 2015
  • First World War themed public opening hours and ...
30 Jan, 2015
  • Congratulations to those who have received an offer to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for 2015-entry as the university recorded yet another year of increased numbers of UCAS ...
30 Jan, 2015
  • Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat, by QMUL Historian Dr Helen McCarthy, took the prize for International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards ...
30 Jan, 2015
  • In this comment article, Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas - head of QMUL's Department of Law - considers the implications of the increasingly heated debate around the collection and retention of ...
30 Jan, 2015
  • Scientists have discovered that a key cancer protein can promote the survival of cancer cells – even when targeted by drugs designed to block its main ...
30 Jan, 2015
  • A third of children in England are overweight/obese, finds a 20 year study of electronic health records, published online in Archives of Disease in ...
29 Jan, 2015
  • A round up of this week's ...
29 Jan, 2015
  • Institute of English Studies reprieved; Institute of Musical Research to move. read ...
29 Jan, 2015
  • Institute of English Studies reprieved; Institute of Musical Research to ...
29 Jan, 2015
  • The number of major collaborations between research centres is increasing all the time. As a patient with a rare tumour (which, thankfully, has been removed), I was interested to find that the ...
29 Jan, 2015
  • William Keegan CBE, Senior Economics Commentator at the Observer and one of several newly appointed Visiting Professors at King's College London, launched his new book, 'Mr Osborne's Economic ...
29 Jan, 2015
  • People who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but feeling uncomfortable at the thought of cancer makes them less likely to actually go for the test, finds ...
29 Jan, 2015
  • London Business School expert studies top bosses trained in the UK and US Indian companies are investing in the UK and the US thanks in part, to the business education and work experience their ...
28 Jan, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London has joined other academic institutions around the United Kingdom in committing publicly to a campaign designed to get more students and young people signed up to the ...
28 Jan, 2015
  • Patients with myeloma whose cancer cells carry genetic changes associated with both good and bad prognosis have outcomes similar to those with bad risk changes alone, a new ICR study ...
28 Jan, 2015
  • A new study says that the kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by ...
28 Jan, 2015
  • London Business School behavioural experts address HR directors Over-engineered organisations have led to disempowered people chasing the wrong targets, a strategy professor from London Business ...
27 Jan, 2015
  • Political leaders from different sides of the Colombian civil conflict will come together at SOAS, University of London to discuss their experiences within the peace ...
27 Jan, 2015
  • Fundraiser Sean Chinn embarked on the challenge of a lifetime when he set off to Tanzania to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. He raised an impressive £3,800 for world-leading cancer ...
27 Jan, 2015
  • On the 70th anniversary since the liberation of Auschwitz, Professor David Cesarani, Department of History, reflects on the importance of remembering the victims of the ...
27 Jan, 2015
  • Ultrasound can be used to supply focused energy in the form of heat in a technique called high-intensity focused ultrasound. The energy from this technique can be focused and used to selectively ...
27 Jan, 2015
  • A 3D printed model of a patient's heart has been used by surgeons to help plan how to fix the heart. Researchers at King's College London have pioneered a ground-breaking technique whereby a 3D ...
27 Jan, 2015
  • Research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Centre for Holocaust Education suggests one third of secondary school pupils massively underestimate the scale of the genocide of Jewish people, ...
27 Jan, 2015
  • 93% offered employment within three months of graduation Ninety-three per cent of this year’s MBA graduates from London Business School accepted job offers within three months of graduation ...
27 Jan, 2015
  • London Business School economist says deficit-handling is not a good story The latest GDP figures out today show that last year the economy grew at its fastest pace since 2007. But it ran out of ...
26 Jan, 2015
  • The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, University of London has entered into a formal, multi-year collaboration with the Global Mechanism (GM), the financial facility of ...
26 Jan, 2015
  • Earlier licensing could speed progress and reduce drug costs, global experts ...
26 Jan, 2015
  • London Business School has taken second place in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings The global ranking of top business schools sees London Business School move up one place to second. Harvard ...
26 Jan, 2015
  • Business big hitters and political powers wrap up the World Economic Forum For 44 years, January has seen politicians of the highest level join hundreds of public and business leaders in a tiny ...
26 Jan, 2015
  • Syriza’s sums don’t add up says London Business School strategy expert Syriza’s promises of state largesse, including guaranteed income and tax reduction for the poor, struck a ...
23 Jan, 2015
  • Dr Dennis Gillings CBE, founder of Quintiles, the largest global provider of clinical trials and commercial marketing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, has received an ...
23 Jan, 2015
  • A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures – according to ...
23 Jan, 2015
  • In this post, Professor Tim Bale of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the findings of new polling data on attitudes to Jewish political leaders. The data is based on ...
23 Jan, 2015
  • The ICR’s Professor Nazneen Rahman took part in an international debate on genomics – and is keen to hear your views on knowing your ...
23 Jan, 2015
  • Royal Holloway, University of London has received more than 16,000 undergraduate applications, competing for around 2,500 places available in the next academic ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • A round up of SOAS in the media this ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London has announced the appointment of two new Deans of ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • The South Asia Institute at SOAS, University of London has partnered with the British Council and the British Academy to debate the future of higher education in South ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • On 21 January, SOAS, University of London officially celebrated receiving its ‘Bronze level’ gender equality charter mark certificate, awarded by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) for progress ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • New research finds appearing in Crown Court is often frightening, frustrating and upsetting for ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • The Chris Lucas Trust has made another generous pledge of £300,000 to support rhabdomyosarcoma research at the ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • A major research study has uncovered several new genetic mutations that could drive testicular cancer – and also identified a gene which may contribute to tumours becoming resistant to current ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • At Royal Holloway we are taking a lead role to inspire future action to deliver the next generation of female scientists and engineers in the ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • First study to trial an intervention during the first year of ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex marked her 50th birthday by visiting eye health projects at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...
22 Jan, 2015
  • Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex marked her 50th birthday by visiting eye health projects at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...
21 Jan, 2015
  • Professor Paul Webley CBE will step down from his position as Director of SOAS, University of London at some point in the coming year. The School has now begun the process of recruiting his ...
21 Jan, 2015
  • A pioneering clinical trial is testing whether focusing high-frequency sound waves onto the surface of bone where cancer has spread can burn away the source of ...
21 Jan, 2015
  • A new UCL spin-out company – Autolus – is being launch today to develop and commercialise a new generation of engineered T-cell therapies for haematological and solid tumours, with the backing of ...
21 Jan, 2015
  • A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse ...
21 Jan, 2015
  • Changes in higher education and funding cuts have contributed to challenges for researchers of Latin American and Caribbean countries in UK universities, according to a new report released by the ...
21 Jan, 2015
  • World Economic Forum 2015: a new global context As the World Economic Forum 2015 gets under way, London Business School’s Dean, Professor Sir Andrew Likierman and fellow faculty join ...
21 Jan, 2015
  • Next week another significant step on the road to gender equality will be taken with the consecration of the Rev. Libby Lane as the Bishop of Stockport – the first female bishop to be appointed by ...
20 Jan, 2015
  • Ten UCL researchers have been awarded funding worth over £1.3m from the Leverhulme Trust to fund a range of research, art and education projects across a wide range of subjects. In total, five ...
20 Jan, 2015
  • The support of a romantic partner is often advised for painful medical procedures, but new research from UCL, King’s College London and the University of Hertfordshire finds that this can actually ...
20 Jan, 2015
  • After the human genome project was completed, many people were surprised to learn that 98% of genome did not code for any functional genes. However, this ‘junk DNA’ holds surprising secrets, and ...
20 Jan, 2015
  • Greece will hold parliamentary elections on 25 January. Ahead of the vote, Dr Stella Ladi writes on the state of play in the Greek party system. She notes that while the radical left party Syriza ...
20 Jan, 2015
  • Businesses and extractive industries should communicate openly and engage more effectively with society, according to the former CEO of British Petroleum (BP), who was speaking at the launch of ...
20 Jan, 2015
  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson, the current Permanent Secretary to the Treasury and one of several newly appointed Visiting Professors at King's College London, delivered a timely lecture on 'The Treasury ...
20 Jan, 2015
  • Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness, by UCL-led ...
19 Jan, 2015
  • Aga Khan Music Initiative presents a residency at SOAS of Malian musicians Trio Da ...
19 Jan, 2015
  • SOAS alumnus and mayoral candidate David Lammy MP on ...
19 Jan, 2015
  • A careers talk by Music and Management ...
19 Jan, 2015
  • ICR scientists have discovered that a type of signal within tumour cells is critical to the development of a rare and debilitating inherited skin ...
19 Jan, 2015
  • Drinking a daily cup of beetroot juice has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with high blood pressure, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of ...
19 Jan, 2015
  • King's College London announced that it has entered an exclusive licence agreement with UCB that grants the company the rights to develop a peptide-based immunotherapy programme for type 1 ...
16 Jan, 2015
  • A new study of identical twins with leukaemia has traced its earliest genetic changes all the way back to immature cells from the immune system, which develop before children are even ...
16 Jan, 2015
  • Watch My Baby Grow explores the science behind a baby's ...
16 Jan, 2015
  • UCLand the Londons School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine have been awarded a grant of £7.5 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund to develop the ...
16 Jan, 2015
  • Despite their remarkable adaptations to aquatic life, exercising while holding their breath remains a physiological challenge for marine mammals, finds an international study. The study found a ...
16 Jan, 2015
  • Households affected by leprosy face being pushed further into poverty as a result of loss of earnings and treatment costs, according to the first ever study of the economic burden of a common ...
16 Jan, 2015
  • Households affected by leprosy face being pushed further into poverty as a result of loss of earnings and treatment costs, according to the first ever study of the economic burden of a common ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • SOAS doctoral student, Hany Rashwan, PhD Cultural Literary and Postcolonial Studies, has been announced as one of just four winners of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric’s (ISHR) ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • A round up of SOAS in the media this ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • A fat-heavy diet triggers an immune response that may lead to diabetes and other health problems, according to a study of fruit flies by the Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology of Inflammation ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • Four of the nine systems that regulate the interaction between land, ocean, atmosphere, ice-sheets and life on Earth are at risk from destabilisation due to human activity, according to ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has taken delivery of a life-sized cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull that will be used for school visits, public engagement and ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • BAFTA-winning physics-based model building game Sodaconstructor has launched a Kickstarter to bring the constructor experience to a new generation through ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself – by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and UCL have been awarded a grant of £7.5 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund to develop the ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • London Business School Emeritus Professors Elroy Dimson and Paul Marsh, report that the NSCI ended 2014 with a small positive return The Numis Smaller Companies Index (“NSCI”) Annual ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • Scotland awaits legislation on its proposals for power For a moment there, it looked as though 2014 would indeed herald the biggest change for Scotland in hundreds of years. But while 45% of the ...
15 Jan, 2015
  • The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and UCL have been awarded a grant of £7.5 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund to develop the ...
14 Jan, 2015
  • A collection of historical Persian maps donated to SOAS, University of London’s Centre for Iranian Studies at London Middle East Institute in 2013 will be displayed this month. This is also the ...
14 Jan, 2015
  • SOAS PhD student Deborah Smith, Japan and Korean Studies, has translated into English the latest novel by South Korean author Han ...
14 Jan, 2015
  • This is the third lecture in the HARC series 'Making Space for Art' which explores the challenges of curating. This lecture by Dr Jennifer Powell discusses working with the modernist collection at ...
14 Jan, 2015
  • Modelling produced by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, ...
14 Jan, 2015
  • Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr. SY Quraishi, has been announced as the next FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry)-India Institute Visiting ...
14 Jan, 2015
  • London Business School and AQR, a global investment management firm, will today launch the AQR Institute of Asset Management. London Business School and AQR, a global investment management firm, ...
14 Jan, 2015
  • Largest UK survey of its kind finds bisexual women more likely to self-harm, have eating problems and feel ...
14 Jan, 2015
  • Largest UK survey of its kind finds bisexual women more likely to self-harm, have eating problems and feel ...
13 Jan, 2015
  • Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded a Specialist Programme Grant of £1.4 million from the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The programme aims to ...
13 Jan, 2015
  • A report published today sets out key lessons learned from a review of 70 years of policy on young people and the arts, and calls on policymakers to better embed the lessons from the past within ...
13 Jan, 2015
  • Talented athlete and Royal Holloway student, Emelia Gorecka stormed to first place at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country women's race, on Saturday 10 ...
13 Jan, 2015
  • London Business School launches first UAE International Assignment London Business School Executive MBA (EMBA) students will have the opportunity to learn from some of the UAE’s brightest ...