News from UoL Member Institutions

25 Sep, 2017
  • Against the backdrop of a major London exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat's art, Dr Enrico Bonadio, Senior Lecturer in the City Law School, comments on the legal issues surrounding graffiti and ...
25 Sep, 2017
  • Economist joins City colleague Dr Andy Denis as fellow of the RSAEconomist joins City colleague Dr Andy Denis as fellow of the ...
25 Sep, 2017
  • How we think about different hues has been 'coloured' by years of history, culture and scientific endeavour, says Dr Gavin Evans in new book The Story of ...
23 Sep, 2017
  • Leading scientists funded by Breast Cancer Now have identified a potential new treatment approach for some ‘triple negative’ breast cancers ...
22 Sep, 2017
  • Renowned British mountaineer delivers lecture on leadership at the inauguration of the Cass MBA Expeditionary Society.Renowned British mountaineer delivers lecture on leadership at the inauguration ...
22 Sep, 2017
  • UCL has again made the top ten in the latest rankings of UK universities by The Times and The Sunday Times which also includes new figures showing that UCL’s graduates are among the highest paid ...
22 Sep, 2017
  • Two ventures from the latest entrepreneurial cohort are gaining traction   Companies that have graduated from London Business School’s (LBS) Incubator programme, which offers ...
21 Sep, 2017
  • Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect whether patients with a type of locally advanced (non-metastatic) head and neck cancer have residual tumours after chemotherapy and ...
21 Sep, 2017
  • Sian Bayley and Ellie O’Donnell won a national competition backed by the London Evening StandardSian Bayley and Ellie O’Donnell won a national competition backed by the London Evening ...
21 Sep, 2017
  • Men who are physically active in mid-life are more likely to continue the habit into older age as well, finds a long term tracking study led by ...
21 Sep, 2017
  • The UK is investing £65million in a US-based global science project involving UCL scientists that could change our understanding of ...
21 Sep, 2017
  • CILAVS, now an established hub for research in the UK and overseas, promotes the best research on the history and theory of visual culture in the Hispanic and Lusophone ...
21 Sep, 2017
  • The appetite for taking an MBA in London remains strong, despite Brexit    International students make up 91% of London Business School’s (LBS) 2019 MBA class intake, showing a strong appetite ...
20 Sep, 2017
  • Alzheimer’s Research UK will invest over £2 million in four innovative new projects exploring ways to reduce the risk of dementia, one of which is led by UCL ...
20 Sep, 2017
  • An innovative new outdoor space located in the middle of UCL’s Bloomsbury campus formally opens today, marking a key milestone in the delivery of the university’s ambitious Transforming UCL ...
20 Sep, 2017
  • A delegation from City, University of London attended the WC2 Symposium in São PauloA delegation from City, University of London attended the WC2 Symposium in São ...
20 Sep, 2017
  • The Centre for Compressor Technology hosts the 10th biennial International Conference on Compressors and their Systems.The Centre for Compressor Technology hosts the 10th biennial International ...
20 Sep, 2017
  • Online education firm Coursera has launched its first series of courses on Virtual Reality developed by the University of ...
20 Sep, 2017
  • Amr Sobhy, who graduated from Birkbeck’s MSc Public Policy and Management in 2016, is best known for MorsiMeter: a digital initiative to monitor the performance of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, ...
20 Sep, 2017
  • New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age ...
20 Sep, 2017
  • The LBS Photography Awards will celebrate organisations that positively impact communities and the environment    London Business School’s (LBS) student-run Photography Club has ...
20 Sep, 2017
  • The ICR responds to the announcement by NICE that the immunotherapy nivolumab (Opdivo) will now be made available on the Cancer Drugs Fund for non-small cell lung ...
19 Sep, 2017
  • Law academics have returned from a successful visit to Japan, bolstering the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the City Law School and Tokyo's Keio University Law School.Law academics have ...
19 Sep, 2017
  • People with a gene mutation that confers a very high risk of cancer would benefit from a whole-body MRI scan to detect the disease early, a new study ...
19 Sep, 2017
  • The brains of babies as young as four months respond to seeing another person’s hand being touched, researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London and the University of Essex have ...
18 Sep, 2017
  • Senior Lecturer and Director of City's MSc in Computer Games Technology, Dr Greg Slabaugh, says students develop strong technical programming skills resulting in a high level of employability.Senior ...
18 Sep, 2017
  • Twenty one leading neuroscience groups from around the world, including seven from UCL, have formed a ‘virtual brain lab’ to test how the brain controls learning and decision ...
18 Sep, 2017
  • People suffering in the late stages of dementia receive most of their healthcare from GPs or emergency services rather than from specialist health care professionals, despite them having complex ...
18 Sep, 2017
  • Testing for a panel of metabolites in the blood can pick out which patients are likely to respond to a drug for skin cancer, new research ...
18 Sep, 2017
  • A new approach to teaching economics in universities and pioneered at UCL is spreading throughout the world and has earned plaudits from commentators, academics and students. Anyone anywhere in the ...
18 Sep, 2017
  • A group-analysis of 30 exoplanets orbiting distant stars suggests that size, not mass, is a key factor in whether a planet’s atmosphere can be detected according to a UCL-led team of European ...
18 Sep, 2017
  • New research from the Department of Organizational Psychology’s Dr Almuth McDowall found that unlike other countries, the UK has made little progress in helping staff switch off outside of work ...
15 Sep, 2017
  • By Professor Steve Schifferes, Department of JournalismBy Professor Steve Schifferes, Department of ...
15 Sep, 2017
  • The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has paid tribute to the life of James Morden, a senior medical statistician in the Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU), who was tragically killed ...
15 Sep, 2017
  • The Institute of Cancer Research is the first institution in the UK to get the top of the line NovaSeq genome sequencer. We spoke to Nik Matthews, Genomics Manager in the ICR’s Tumour Profiling ...
15 Sep, 2017
  • Dolapo Adeyemi is showcased in Poets and Quants’ pioneering class of 2019   London Business School (LBS) student Dolapo Adeyemi has been highlighted as one of Poets and Quants’ ...
14 Sep, 2017
  • The Peltz Gallery celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality with an exhibition of artist Sunil Gupta’s iconic images of gay love and ...
13 Sep, 2017
  • Daniel Asfaw was awarded the runner-up paper presentation prizeDaniel Asfaw was awarded the runner-up paper presentation ...
13 Sep, 2017
  • NIHR-funded trial aims to improve the way that positive newborn screening results are communicatedNIHR-funded trial aims to improve the way that positive newborn screening results are ...
13 Sep, 2017
  • Men are more likely than women to have antisocial motives for using Facebook, which can be explained by their greater levels of narcissism, new research from Goldsmiths, University of London, and ...
13 Sep, 2017
  • The Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz Awards, each worth £6000, have been granted to five students from the School of Arts based on their outstanding academic or professional ...
13 Sep, 2017
  • Record employment for London Business School MiF students points way to many new opportunities across a wide range of employers A record number of London Business School (LBS) alumni accepted jobs ...
12 Sep, 2017
  • Professor of Energy Engineering, Professor Naser Sayma, and colleagues have completed and tested the technology in Italy.Professor of Energy Engineering, Professor Naser Sayma, and colleagues have ...
12 Sep, 2017
  • As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we invited Antonio Romo-Morales to write about his research into Ewing sarcoma – a form of cancer that mainly affects children. Antonio is a PhD student ...
12 Sep, 2017
  • City’s Professor of International Economic Law gave a speech as a guest of Keidanren, the country’s most influential business body.City’s Professor of International Economic Law gave a speech ...
11 Sep, 2017
  • Master’s degree performed strongly in prestigious global ranking.Master’s degree performed strongly in prestigious global ...
11 Sep, 2017
  • Governments wishing to counter populism should implement growth-promoting policies   The growth in populism across Europe has less to do with anti-immigrant sentiment and more to do with the rise ...
11 Sep, 2017
  • LBS, the global hub for business education, now ranks first for ‘International Mobility’   London Business School (LBS) has come first for International Mobility in the Financial ...
8 Sep, 2017
  • This week the Government released a position paper on collaboration in science and innovation as we leave the EU. Our Science Policy Officer Dr Sam Dick discusses some key points from the paper and ...
8 Sep, 2017
  • The Professional Mentoring Awards celebrate mentors and students who have taken part in the mentoring schemeThe Professional Mentoring Awards celebrate mentors and students who have taken part in the ...
8 Sep, 2017
  • Babies as young as four months can tell if touches and sounds are coming from the same place, researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London have ...
8 Sep, 2017
  • Rivals will likely follow suit if the British retailer’s gender-neutral kids clothing range takes off     Gender-neutral clothing for children will positively challenge people’s assumptions ...
7 Sep, 2017
  • The nominees for the 2017 Times Higher Education Awards have been announcedThe nominees for the 2017 Times Higher Education Awards have been ...
7 Sep, 2017
  • Researchers have developed a new way to identify and correct for a type of systematic statistical error, known as 'batch effects', in large ...
7 Sep, 2017
  • The University of London’s Grade II* listed landmark Portland stone building, Senate House, ...
7 Sep, 2017
  • The play, by Lecturer in Creative Writing David Eldridge, offers an intimate look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance with a new ...
7 Sep, 2017
  • Cass report says a Post Bank would diversify activities and increase revenues.Cass report says a Post Bank would diversify activities and increase ...
7 Sep, 2017
  • Protecting digital infrastructure is more pressing than the supposed AI arms race, says LBS expert   Hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and “killer robots” is masking the ...
7 Sep, 2017
  • 27 nominees. Six categories. Who will win?    Twenty-seven highly innovative individuals and companies have been shortlisted in six categories for this year’s Real Innovation Awards, providing a ...
6 Sep, 2017
  • The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has issued the following statement from Chief Executive Professor Paul Workman in response to a new policy paper by the Department for Exiting the European ...
6 Sep, 2017
  • New FA report provides guidance on issue which statistically affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 womenNew FA report provides guidance on issue which statistically affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 ...
6 Sep, 2017
  • ‘Pushing the boundaries’, an ambitious research project led by Dr David James Cantor from ...
6 Sep, 2017
  • François Ortalo-Magné starts his tenure as the ninth Dean of London Business School (LBS), joining from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Business School where he was Dean from 2011 ...
6 Sep, 2017
  • Lynda Gratton will advise on Japan’s social welfare and education systems   Professor Lynda Gratton is joining Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Advisory Council to help reform ...
5 Sep, 2017
  • The newly published Times Higher Education World University rankings for 2017-18 puts Birkbeck in the top third of more than a thousand leading universities, and in the top 10% of universities for ...
5 Sep, 2017
  • Professor Alex Edmans questions government reforms that will force UK firms to reveal pay ratio from June 2018  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to LinkedInShare to ...
5 Sep, 2017
  • Scientists funded by Breast Cancer Now and Cancer Research UK have demonstrated a more accurate method to assess a woman’s familial risk of breast cancer, which could one day be added to existing ...
4 Sep, 2017
  • City entrepreneur Luca Amaduzzi hopes to help reduce cycling-related deaths with the help of his invention WingLights, which are direction indicators for bicycles that attach onto the rider’s ...
4 Sep, 2017
  • Diversity, drive and practical industry knowledge are among the reasons why recruiters from top firms work so hard to attract City’s highly employable graduates, writes Jessica ...
4 Sep, 2017
  • George Wigmore speaks to a Cass academic and an Engineering alumnus about their remarkable achievements in two of the world’s most gruelling, long-distance endurance races.George Wigmore speaks ...
4 Sep, 2017
  • The first ever female Emirati air traffic controller, Nouf Al Afeefi, was among the City students who celebrated their graduation from City’s Dubai Centre in May.The first ever female Emirati ...
4 Sep, 2017
  • Become part of a global network and help others to succeed.Become part of a global network and help others to ...
4 Sep, 2017
  • This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we’re reflecting on some recent research advances and developments made here at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and considering what’s needed for ...
4 Sep, 2017
  • Three recent Goldsmiths, University of London alumni are set to perform at this year’s ...
1 Sep, 2017
  • Event discusses the latest research and also hears from older adults with ASDEvent discusses the latest research and also hears from older adults with ...
1 Sep, 2017
  • The decision by US regulators to approve this first-of-its-kind treatment has been hailed as ‘historic’ and ‘a new frontier’ in cancer treatment. But how significant is the announcement by US ...
1 Sep, 2017
  • For the last decade, Dr Nathan Brown has led the In Silico Medicinal Chemistry Team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London. Today, on his last day at the ICR, he writes about the current use of ...
1 Sep, 2017
  • “Innovation is frequently presented as almost effortless, but real innovation is messy, hard and often elusive. Nothing like what you see in the text books.” This is the view of Professor Julian Birkinshaw of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School who leads the School’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and oversees the Real Innovation Awards in partnership with Management Today. The Real Innovation Awards are a celebration of how innovation actually happens. Last year the awards attracted hundreds of nominations and in 2017 the interest has grown considerably, with exciting companies and entrepreneurs all being put forward. The London Business School and Management Today judging panel have shortlisted up to five finalists in each of the six categories: If At First You Don’t Succeed Award – for an idea that spectacularly failed but paved the way for a future success. Master of Reinvention Award – for the company that most successfully reinvented itself when faced with a major disruption to its traditional business. Best Beats First Award – for the company that moved quickly to dominate an emerging market category, typically with a different and better business model than the first mover. George Bernard Shaw Unreasonable Person Award – for the individual who most stubbornly insisted their idea would work, when everyone else thought they were wrong. Alexander Fleming Serendipity Award – for an invention that was chanced upon and developed while its inventor was pursuing something completely different. Harnessing the Winds of Change Award – for perfect timing in launching a radically new product or service. In each category there will be a winner chosen by expert judges, and also a “people’s choice” winner chosen through popular vote. What are we looking for in the winners? Innovation is a means of creating value from ideas. And it’s not all about making money, social value is critically important too. “Innovation can potentially come from anywhere,” says Professsor Birkinshaw. “It’ far messier and more time-consuming than most people imagine, involving serendipity, random discovery and people committing lots of raw effort for, in some instances, many years.  These awards celebrating all the different ways that innovation can emerge.” The awards will be judged by the following experts in the field of innovation: Luis Cilimingras, Managing Director at Ideo UK Matthew Gwyther, former editor of Management Today; Adam Gale, Associate, Web Editor at Management Today; Vimi Grewal-Carr, Managing Partner Innovation, Global Lead Client Services Partner, Financial Services, Deloitte; Tim Brooks, Executive Fellow at LBS; Charlie Dawson, Partner at The Foundation; Sarah Wren MBE, CEO of Hertfordshire Independent Living Service and Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy of Entrepreneurship at LBS and Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The winners will be announced at our awards ceremony at London Business School on the 2nd November. They will be featured and profiled by both Management Today and the London Business School Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “You have until the 2nd October to cast your People’s Choice vote for your nominee,” says Professor Birkinshaw. So, in the spirit of true innovation, get busy transforming, reinventing, renovating and reorganising your thoughts about your favourite candidates.” This is the second year of the London Business School (LBS) and Management Today  Real Innovation Awards which celebrate the importance of innovation as a catalyst for growth and success, and a celebration of creativity. Why not encourage your favourite innovator – someone who is different, obstinate, or just plain ‘messy’ - to participate in the awards? You can nominate here. The awards ceremony will be held at LBS in November 2017.
1 Sep, 2017
  • Robert Jenkins becomes chair after serving on the institute’s board since 2013   London Business School’s (LBS) Robert Jenkins has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors at the CFA ...
31 Aug, 2017
  • The outlook for medical research is looking positive this week as the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy is launched in the UK. Our Science Information and Policy Officer Dr Sam Dick considers his ...
30 Aug, 2017
  • Psychologists at Goldsmiths, University of London are studying whether witnessing or performing magic tricks can enhance people’s ...
30 Aug, 2017
  • Three postgraduate students from Goldsmiths, University of London have each won a £1,000 grant to help them report on a range of stories from the developing ...
30 Aug, 2017
  • Study identifies the main factors which prevent women from speaking about their postnatal depression with healthcare professionalsStudy identifies the main factors which prevent women from speaking ...
30 Aug, 2017
  • The Institute of Cancer Research, London, today responds to the publication of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) responded to the UK Government’s January ...
30 Aug, 2017
  • LBS expert: Touchless payers could rack up unprecedented debt   Consumers planning to pay for their shopping by contactless could be in store for a nasty shock, according to research from a ...
29 Aug, 2017
  • For the first time, scientists have completed a detailed study of many of the proteins in bowel cancer ...
29 Aug, 2017
  • The ICR’s Professor Johann de Bono will take the prestigious position of Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 2017 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) annual conference in Liverpool this ...
29 Aug, 2017
  • The University celebrates and values the diversity of its workforce and student body. This ...
29 Aug, 2017
  • Using digital analysis, Dr Jacobus reveals the earliest known portraits to represent an exact physical likeness of their subject, centuries ahead of the advent of photography and other forms of ...
29 Aug, 2017
  • Taxpayers in the bottom 99 per cent pay more tax than the top one per centTaxpayers in the bottom 99 per cent pay more tax than the top one per ...
29 Aug, 2017
  • Finding Breakthrough Solutions to Industrial Decline ‘Unreasonable behaviour’ could be a compelling answer to the persistent issue of economic decline in regions affected by declining ...
25 Aug, 2017
  • Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, have paid tribute to their former colleague and radiotherapy pioneer Dr Roy Bentley, who sadly died last ...
24 Aug, 2017
  • Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless AccumulationWork, Debt and the Myth of Endless ...
23 Aug, 2017
  • The Prize is perhaps the most prestigious available in the field of crystallography, given to Sir Tom Blundell in recognition of his worldwide leadership in crystallographic ...
23 Aug, 2017
  • The access agreement sets out how the College will support students in financial need and increase the number of new students who successfully complete their ...
23 Aug, 2017
  • Publishing annually as a book and e-book, The Mechanics’ Institute Review will offer a new approach to publishing as it seeks to open up opportunities for writers from across the UK and attract a ...
23 Aug, 2017
  • Scientists have discovered a new way of attacking oesophageal cancer cells that could make use of an existing drug in a new approach to ...
22 Aug, 2017
  • Partnerships with three Chinese universities will expand opportunities for international study across ...
19 Aug, 2017
  • A significant minority of patients with advanced and aggressive cancer have survived more than 10 years after treatment with one of the first successful targeted cancer ...
18 Aug, 2017
  • Government review ‘names and shames' 233 organisations for not paying the national minimum wage.Government review ‘names and shames' 233 organisations for not paying the national minimum ...