News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

18 Sep, 2014
  • A team of researchers led by King's College London has for the first time identified a new gene which may have the ability to prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from spreading after it enters ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • A new method of collecting blood from the ear, currently part of an interactive exhibition at the Science Museum, could be used to monitor lung function in space. Less invasive, faster and more ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • The class of 2014 has graduated from St George’s and is now ready to become the next generation of healthcare professionals and ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • Graduate salaries from students at St George's, University of London, on average are more than Cambridge University and third in the UK, according to data from a leading consumer ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), one of the 10 institutes of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, has today formally announced the appointment of Professor ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • Neuroblastoma can be a devastating childhood cancer, usually treated with chemotherapy but in many cases unresponsive to current treatments. Yet some babies are able to fight off the disease without ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • Viruses designed to target and kill cancer cells could boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy to the arms and legs and help avoid amputation, a new study ...
21 Jul, 2014
  • Anna Contadini, Professor of the History of Islamic Art at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the ‘Premio Vallesina 2014’ for the category ...
21 Jul, 2014
  • Professor Michel Hockx, director of SOAS China Institute, was invited as the first keynote speaker at the 12th International Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) in Higher ...
21 Jul, 2014
  • Rod Franks, professor of trumpet at the Academy and trumpeter for many years with the London Symphony Orchestra, has died after a serious car accident on 20th July 2014. The Principal, Professor ...
21 Jul, 2014
  • Professor Ann Phoenix, Professor of Education at the Institute of Education (IOE) has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy, the UK's expert body that supports and speaks for the humanities ...
20 Jul, 2014
  • Research carried out at the ICR has revealed the structure of one of the most important and complicated proteins in cell division – a fundamental process the development of ...
20 Jul, 2014
  • News from Mark David, Artistic Director and Head of Brass: 'I am delighted to announce the appointment of Jason Evans as the Academy's new 'James Watson Associate Professor of ...
18 Jul, 2014
  • High-profile legal cases reveal governments tying themselves into legal knots trying to get rid of asylum seekers and other migrants suspected of serious criminality. Now an ambitious new ...
18 Jul, 2014
  • During Summer Graduation 2014, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) awarded three Honorary Fellowships to leaders in the fields of education, culture and heritage, and ...
18 Jul, 2014
  • Experts in in antennas and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London will work with industry partners in a £11.6m project looking at future communications systems for civil ...
18 Jul, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has awarded honorary degrees to pioneers in the fields of cancer research and the biology of infectious diseases in ...
18 Jul, 2014
  • A conference marking 50 years since the discovery of CP violation, a tiny difference between matter and antimatter that is vital for our existence, was held at Queen Mary University of London on ...
18 Jul, 2014
  • The partners of women who miscarry often feel invisible, ignored and sidelined during and after miscarriage – and unable to talk about their own feelings of loss and pain – according to new ...
18 Jul, 2014
  • A new study suggests that HIV patients with a higher level of a particular biomarker, or a measurable indicator found in the blood, may respond more favourably to an experimental immune activating ...
18 Jul, 2014
  • Professor Alison Fuller, Professor of Vocational Education and Work at the Institute of Education (IOE), has been appointed as Pro-Director (Research and ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London BA Music students Jasdeep Singh Degun and Gurchetan Singh will be performing Raga Jogkauns – a traditional North Indian Classical performance – at this year’s ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • In recognition of their distinction in the humanities and social sciences, two King's academics have been elected to the British Academy Fellowship. Professor Paul Gilroy, Department of English, and ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • Prize-winning scholar Professor Joanna Bourke was elected today as a Fellow of the British ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • Refugee academics at-risk in their home country have been accepted on to King's College London Executive Summer School programme, as part of a collaboration with refugee agency, UNHCR and CARA ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) graduates debuted a new scheme of academic dress this year, after the university exercised its degree-awarding powers for the first ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • Some 3,000 Queen Mary University of London students are graduating between 14-18 July at a series of ceremonies held in the Great Hall of the People’s Palace in Mile End, attended by 10,000 ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • If you're a regular visitor to our website, you may have noticed that it looks a little different this week. I certainly hope you ...
17 Jul, 2014
  • Long-term time-lapse microscopy has elicited surprise findings about the rhythm of body segment formation during embryo ...
16 Jul, 2014
  • The course enhances teaching standards and the student learning ...
16 Jul, 2014
  • The Institute of Cancer Research, London, today launches a sophisticated new website designed to use news and multimedia to provide the public with a window onto its world-leading cancer ...
16 Jul, 2014
  • The plight of refugees worldwide is to be addressed at specialist courses at King's College London's Summer School for the first time this ...
16 Jul, 2014
  • Initial findings from one of the largest cognitive science experiments ever conducted have shown that mobile games can be used to reliably address psychology questions, paving the way to a better ...
16 Jul, 2014
  • A network of signals active in almost all types of cancer sends the protein factories in our cells into overdrive, and may help fuel a tumour’s uncontrolled growth, Chelsea scientists have ...
15 Jul, 2014
  • Birds evolving from dinosaurs, fish emerging from the sea, and hominids adopting an upright posture – all are iconic examples of evolution. On the surface they don’t have a great deal to do with ...
15 Jul, 2014
  • Professor Stapley – one of the leading authorities on group dynamics, consulting and coaching – joins ...
15 Jul, 2014
  • A study is examining the links between Down’s syndrome in babies and Alzheimer’s disease in ...
15 Jul, 2014
  • New research by Queen Mary University of London into authors’ earnings has found a dramatic drop in income and the number of full-time ...
15 Jul, 2014
  • Professor Mark Caulfield, Professor Jack Cuzick, Professor Trish Greenhalgh, and Professor Panos Deloukas have all been selected by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in their prestigious list of Highly ...
15 Jul, 2014
  • Law students at Queen Mary University of London have won the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition ...
15 Jul, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is ranked 18th in the UK and amongst the top one per cent of universities worldwide, in a global league table released today (Tuesday 15 ...
15 Jul, 2014
  • New research by Professor Paul Heath funded by Meningitis Research Foundation has shown that the burden of meningitis in babies under three months of age has changed little in the past 25 ...
15 Jul, 2014
  • Regent High School in London has appointed Vivienne Porrit, Director of School Partnerships at the Institute of Education (IOE) to the role of Chair of Governors succeeding the retiring long-serving ...
14 Jul, 2014
  • Birkbeck's Peltz Gallery is to host an exhibition of modern Taiwanese art, starting in October ...
14 Jul, 2014
  • Economists ask: should an independent Scotland have its own stock ...
11 Jul, 2014
  • A major programme of research conducted by Professor Robert Blackburn for a parliamentary inquiry into the question of a written constitution for the UK was published yesterday in a Report of the ...
11 Jul, 2014
  • By Shafi Ahmed, Associate Dean at Queen Mary University of London and Colorectal Cancer Lead at Barts Health NHS ...
11 Jul, 2014
  • Elves Biotech have been crowned winner of this year's China-UK Entrepreneurship Challenge in the final which took place earlier this ...
11 Jul, 2014
  • A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index ...
11 Jul, 2014
  • Congregation 2014 celebrates the accomplishments of London Business School students and leaders in ...
10 Jul, 2014
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10 Jul, 2014
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10 Jul, 2014
  • UCL Special Collections, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, have announced the launch of a digitised archive of papers by the Victorian scientist, Sir Francis ...
10 Jul, 2014
  • The cooling of newborn babies suffering from perinatal asphyxia – a lack of oxygen at the time of birth – significantly increases their chance of survival without brain damage to later childhood ...
10 Jul, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London staff, students and alumni are helping fund the fight against cancer with a series of charity sports challenges this summer, including the British 10k Run, the London ...
10 Jul, 2014
  • Professor of the History of Modern Medical Sciences Tilli Tansey OBE has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Physiological Society for her contributions to the advancement of ...
10 Jul, 2014
  • Somali communities protect pirates only as a last resort or when there is no alternative source of income, a new study has found. Published in the British Journal of Criminology, the study calls for ...
9 Jul, 2014
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9 Jul, 2014
  • The distinguished scholar Dr Andrew Mango, the UK’s leading specialist on modern Turkey who completed his undergraduate degree and PhD at SOAS, University of London, sadly passed away earlier this ...
9 Jul, 2014
  • Three SOAS, University of London scholars will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers for a £1 million fieldwork project exploring rural to urban migration, as part of a new Field Research ...
9 Jul, 2014
  • International scholars working on the linguistics of Southeast Asia gathered in Yangon this May to participate in the 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS24) – an ...
9 Jul, 2014
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9 Jul, 2014
  • Proposals to restructure the School of Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences and the Institute of Psychiatry - ...
9 Jul, 2014
  • A new series of free thought-provoking events is being organised by Birkbeck at Stratford ...
9 Jul, 2014
  • Birkbeck’s outreach activities have been applauded by the Office for Fair ...
9 Jul, 2014
  • Targeted cancer treatments are starting to make a big difference to the lives of cancer patients, but their effectiveness diminishes over time and for some patients, these treatments may not work at ...
9 Jul, 2014
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8 Jul, 2014
  • Six of the top 40 higher education institutions in the UK for graduate employment (2012/13) use ...
8 Jul, 2014
  • Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, according to new research from King's College London, UCL and the University of ...
8 Jul, 2014
  • Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists from UCL, the University of Oxford and King’s College London who led ...
8 Jul, 2014
  • Scientists at King's College London have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer's, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the ...
7 Jul, 2014
  • University Partnerships Programme (UPP) has successfully completed a £140.7 million deal ...
7 Jul, 2014
  • Insights into how cells move through the body could lead to innovative techniques to stop cancer cells from spreading and causing secondary tumours, according to new UCL ...
7 Jul, 2014
  • Schools from in and around London have used over 12000 lemons, 8000 oranges and 7000 limes in a day of frenzied lemonade selling that would rival The Apprentice as part of international Citrus ...
4 Jul, 2014
  • Teachers, grammarians and academics will discuss the current state of grammar and grammar teaching at a conference ...
4 Jul, 2014
  • Dr Carool Kersten explains the origins and history of the Islamic Caliphate following the proclamation by ...
4 Jul, 2014
  • Sensors created by chemists at Queen Mary University of London could lead to a set of new tools for researchers to investigate conditions like diabetes resulting in earlier diagnosis and new ...
4 Jul, 2014
  • • New discovery reveals testing for molecule αvβ6 could identify a subset of breast cancer patients at high risk of their tumours spreading from the breast - and therefore twice as likely to die ...
4 Jul, 2014
  • Holy Warriors is a story of holy wars and the struggle for ...
4 Jul, 2014
  • A new report on the purpose and effectiveness of the National Student Survey (NSS)1 – involving researchers from the IOE, recommends that the survey extends its reach to include questions about ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • Bio Bean, the coffee grounds recycling company founded by UCL graduates Arthur Kay and Benjamin Harriman, has won a Santander Universities Entrepreneurship postgraduate award, including grant ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • An international collaboration of scientists, including King's College London, have learned that it is possible to predict teenage binge-drinking, and found that aspects of life experience, ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • A campaign to put patient care at the centre of evidence-based medicine (EBM) is launched today by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Public Health expert at Queen Mary University of London, at the BioMed ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • A law expert from Queen Mary University of London is among the writers of a new report, which is urging for less reliance on imprisonment as a form of punishment in the ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • Discretionary Awards Awards for outstanding studentship 2013-14 were presented at the Academy's Graduation Ceremonies on 2nd and 3rd July 2014. Graduation Awards Queen's Award ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • How big a role does business play in getting new diagnostics and treatments to ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • Five sixth form students from the UCL Academy have been enjoying direct experience of the world of work and university life by taking part in two week placements in five divisions across ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • New research by the Institute of Education (IOE) reveals a decline in families with sole male breadwinners across a number of European ...
3 Jul, 2014
  • ‘Out of office’ will soon be normal for at least 50% of the ...
2 Jul, 2014
  • Adam Jogee, due to graduate this summer at SOAS, University of London with a BA in History, has won a seat in the local elections in Haringey held on 22 May 2014. The Labour Councillor is also the ...
2 Jul, 2014
  • John Okell, Research Associate in Burmese at SOAS, University of London has been awarded an OBE in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to UK-Burma ...
2 Jul, 2014
  • Researchers at King's College London have identified a genetic variant associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart ...