News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

6 Aug, 2015
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28 Jul, 2015
  • Birkbeck has hosted its annual Scholars Evening this ...
28 Jul, 2015
  • Birkbeck has hosted its annual Scholars Evening this ...
28 Jul, 2015
  • Fellows from Asia, Europe, and North America will travel to archives and research sites in Asia and other world areas to conduct research on a wide range of topics related to ...
28 Jul, 2015
  • A team of nine students from Royal Holloway's Swimming Club have made history by completing the cross-channel swim as the largest ever relay team to accomplish the challenge. Regarded by many as the ...
28 Jul, 2015
  • Using cutting-edge technology, the world’s rarest skeleton – a South African extinct zebra called a quagga – has regained its missing ...
28 Jul, 2015
  • The Human Mind Project, hosted by the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS), has received a significant boost from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), to ...
27 Jul, 2015
  • The Environmental Research Group at King's College London, one of the global experts in air quality science, will be joining forces with Policy Exchange, the UK's leading think tank, to produce a ...
27 Jul, 2015
  • Cheap drugs which treat parasitic worms and conditions such as river blindness could be used for women with a type of breast cancer that often fails to respond to standard ...
25 Jul, 2015
  • Provision and use of preschool childcare in Britain', a secondary analysis of childcare using large-scale national datasets, published today by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), warns of the ...
24 Jul, 2015
  • Birkbeck Pro-Vice-Master and Director of External Relations appointed to prestigious international role at ...
24 Jul, 2015
  • The best academy chains are having a transformational impact on pupils' life chances, but three quarters have schools that could be seen as 'coasting' under tough new government ...
24 Jul, 2015
  • More work is needed to make universities and higher education institutions fully accessible to everyone – especially students from lower-socio-economic backgrounds, disabled students and black and ...
24 Jul, 2015
  • A team from King's Health Partners and Connaught Hospital in Sierra Leone say that up to one in five of all positive Ebola cases during the most recent outbreak may have been missed when using ...
24 Jul, 2015
  • In the fourth of five articles short-listed for the ICR's Mel Greaves Science Writing Prize 2015, Dr Daniel Nava Rodrigues offers similarities between our bodies and city-states – how are the cells ...
24 Jul, 2015
  • A class of hormonal drugs – already used in the clinic – reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with the most common type of breast ...
24 Jul, 2015
  • 'Provision and use of preschool childcare in Britain', a secondary analysis of childcare using large-scale national datasets, published today by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), warns of the possibility of a shortage in the childcare workforce once the economy begins to improve.
24 Jul, 2015
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24 Jul, 2015
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23 Jul, 2015
  • Scholars from around the world joined the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP) at SOAS, University of London for a ground-breaking research symposium on how the 'southern' Theravada ...
23 Jul, 2015
  • A round up of this week's ...
23 Jul, 2015
  • Lord Hall of Birkenhead, Director-General of the BBC, and writer Hanif Kureishi are among those who have been awarded fellowships and honorary fellowships of King's at the university's summer 2015 ...
23 Jul, 2015
  • Many of the same genes may affect GCSE results across a broad range of subjects according to a new study from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College ...
23 Jul, 2015
  • A new drug that blocks cancer’s escape route from chemotherapy could be used to treat deadly lung and pancreatic cancers, new research ...
23 Jul, 2015
  • Introducing rapid diagnostic tests in Ugandan drug shops improves treatment of malaria ...
23 Jul, 2015
  • Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis by researchers at the ...
23 Jul, 2015
  • Introducing rapid diagnostic tests in Ugandan drug shops improves treatment of malaria ...
23 Jul, 2015
  • Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis by researchers at the ...
22 Jul, 2015
  • Renowned humanitarian and activist Graça Machel today challenged the next generation to end poverty in their lifetime in here 2015 SOAS Graduation Ceremonies ...
22 Jul, 2015
  • Records discovered by Dr Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London, reveal that charges against Nazi guard Oskar Gröning were being ...
22 Jul, 2015
  • Four leading figures from the world of science and literature have received their honorary degrees from Royal Holloway, University of ...
22 Jul, 2015
  • Study finds the genetic mutations which drive resistance to some targeted cancer drugs are present in breast cancer cells right from the beginning of ...
22 Jul, 2015
  • Royal Holloway has been selected to join Research Libraries UK (RLUK), a national organisation which represents 38 of the leading and most significant research libraries in the UK and ...
22 Jul, 2015
  • Visiting Fellow Rosemary Campbell-Stephens has been awarded an MBE in recognition of her outstanding contribution to education and Professor Sue Hallam has been made an Honorary Life Member of the ...
22 Jul, 2015
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22 Jul, 2015
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22 Jul, 2015
  • As Toshiba president resigns LBS research extols virtues of a sincere apology  In the wake of a scandal, CEOs should think twice before putting on a brave face. New research finds that ...
21 Jul, 2015
  • A new 'TripAdvisor-style' website will help biomedical researchers pick the best chemical probes for the job – improving research and treatment of ...
21 Jul, 2015
  • Chemical tools are essential to probe the function of proteins and validate them as drug targets, but loose standards in their design and use are leading to potentially serious errors in biomedical ...
20 Jul, 2015
  • Royal Holloway, University of London academic Dr Rafael Yáñez-Muñoz has been appointed as a Trustee of the Genetic Alliance UK, in recognition of his contribution to genetic disease research and ...
20 Jul, 2015
  • The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to UCL and University of Leeds scientists. ...
20 Jul, 2015
  • It takes years to develop drugs that target a specific cancer-causing mutation. Dr Claire Bithell reflects on the promises of targeting ALK mutations in neuroblastoma – a common type of childhood ...
20 Jul, 2015
  • The Government has committed to investing £4 million in a new facility at UCL to help policymakers develop ways of evening out the UK’s regional economic divides. This figure is matched by an ...
20 Jul, 2015
  • Catie Magelssen wins ‘Most Promising Scholar’ award Catie Magelssen, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School, has won the ‘Alan Rugman Most ...
18 Jul, 2015
  • The world’s most decorated football manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, shared his leadership experiences with a class of London Business School students yesterday Sir Alex Ferguson, whose career saw ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • The former Minister for Education and Culture of Mozambique and SOAS President Graça Machel will be in conversation with Professor Christopher Cramer, Professor of the Political Economy of ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • A round up of this week's SOAS in the ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • Four SOAS, University of London scholars have been elected Fellows of the British Academy for ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • Professor Narender Ramnani from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of Biology, for his prominent contribution to the ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • Birkbeck's mission-driven commitment to widening access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds has been recognised by ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • Four academics from UCL have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy in recognition of their outstanding research in the humanities and social ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • A major study to assess whether mindfulness training for teenagers can improve their mental health launches today, involving researchers from UCL alongside staff and students at the UCL ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • Dr Celia Caulcott has been appointed the next Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL, with effect from 1 October ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • London Business School expert says short-termism is systemic Long-term investment is critical for developing the intangible assets that are key to the success of the twenty-first century firm, a ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • Wellcome Trust Sustaining Health initiative funds fourth project from School ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • New report from The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health calls for action to ensure future health and environmental sustainability, showing that solutions are within ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • Wellcome Trust Sustaining Health initiative funds fourth project from School ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • New report from The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health calls for action to ensure future health and environmental sustainability, showing that solutions are within ...
16 Jul, 2015
  • Another week, another key deadline day for Greece This time its stricken parliament had all but run out of options, and on Wednesday night passed the austerity bill demanded by its eurozone ...
15 Jul, 2015
  • Professor Sarah Churchwell, author, literary prize judge, journalist and one of the UK’s ...
15 Jul, 2015
  • A potential new approach to treat systemic amyloidosis, invented at UCL and being developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), marks the start of a successful and innovative academic-industry ...
15 Jul, 2015
  • Professor Kerry Brown has been appointed as the new Director of the Lau China Institute and Professor of Chinese Studies at King's College London. The Institute opened in 2008 and has since expanded ...
15 Jul, 2015
  • Work to develop a new, adaptive and future-proof mobile network architecture for 5G has now started after a consortium composed of 13 partners, including King's College London, and other leading ...
15 Jul, 2015
  • Alternative measures should be used to assess quality of care in hospitals say ...
15 Jul, 2015
  • A new systematic review of research examining 'Depression, anxiety, pain and quality of life in people with chronic hepatitis C' by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) suggests that an ...
15 Jul, 2015
  • Alternative measures should be used to assess quality of care in hospitals say ...
14 Jul, 2015
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14 Jul, 2015
  • How did nineteenth-century artists represented emotion in their ...
14 Jul, 2015
  • UCL has successfully coordinated a £16 million bid to work with the Medical Research Council (MRC), GSK and four other universities to improve scientists’ understanding of inflammatory and ...
14 Jul, 2015
  • Professor Sarah Churchwell, author, literary prize judge, journalist and one of the UK’s most prominent academics, is to be the University of London’s School of Advanced Study’s ...
14 Jul, 2015
  • A landmark study that has been following a group of people since their birth in the same week in March 1946 is now turning its focus to the risk factors and early signs of ...
14 Jul, 2015
  • The University of London, the owner of the freehold interest in Dilke ...
14 Jul, 2015
  • Paolo Surico receives £690,462 funding grant for research Paolo Surico, Associate Professor of Economics at London Business School, has been awarded a research grant of £690,462 ...
13 Jul, 2015
  • In the third of five articles short-listed for the ICR's Mel Greaves Science Writing Prize 2015, Kevin Litchfield discusses the potential consequences of cutting-edge genetics ...
10 Jul, 2015
  • An expedition team led by Dr Alasdair Pinkerton, a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London and Dr Noam Leshem, a political geographer at Durham University, will ...
10 Jul, 2015
  • It’s a huge challenge for researchers for find effective drug molecules from the millions of potentials – but sophisticated software that mimics evolution can help them do ...
10 Jul, 2015
  • A new study by researchers at King's College London suggests that smoking tobacco is associated with an increased risk of developing ...
10 Jul, 2015
  • A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a study led by King's College ...
9 Jul, 2015
  • The winners of the 2014-15 Director’s teaching prizes, which recognises excellence in teaching and the promotion of learning within the School, have been ...
9 Jul, 2015
  • A round up of SOAS in the media this ...
9 Jul, 2015
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9 Jul, 2015
  • King's College London has today signed leases for four iconic buildings in the Aldwych Quarter, next to its historic Stand campus.The university has now reached agreement with owners Kato Kagaku Ltd ...
9 Jul, 2015
  • Professor Stan Kaye, a pioneer in experimental clinical trials world-class translational research, was honoured alongside students and former staff members at our annual celebration, the ICR Awards ...
9 Jul, 2015
  • UCL is the best performing university in the first year of the EU funding scheme Horizon 2020, securing a total of €73.2 million over 55 projects, according to an analysis by Research ...
9 Jul, 2015
  • ​London Business School (LBS) students bring education and justice to inmates in Africa Students from LBS’s Impact Consulting Club (ICC) have helped give prisoners in Uganda and Kenya hope and ...
8 Jul, 2015
  • The SOAS China Institute brought together experts from business, media, government and academia for its second annual China Debate, on the theme ‘How healthy is China?’ on 29 ...
8 Jul, 2015
  • In the second of five articles short-listed for the ICR's Mel Greaves Science Writing Prize 2015, Marcia Costa delves into the science and ethics behind many of science fiction's greatest stem-cell ...
8 Jul, 2015
  • Dr Nicholas Penny, renowned art historian and outgoing director of London’s National Gallery, is to receive an honorary degree from the University of London at the School of Advanced ...
8 Jul, 2015
  • An in-depth review of randomised trials on screening for breast, colorectal, cervical, prostate and lung cancers, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, shows that the benefits of ...
8 Jul, 2015
  • Leading economists urge direct assistance to raise state capacity Direct assistance to raise state capacity is urgent because Greece has clear symptoms of a failed state, unable to carry out its ...
7 Jul, 2015
  • Birkbeck has remembered the victims of the 7/7 London bombings today, including one of our ...
7 Jul, 2015
  • Professor Nikolaos Donos, an internationally renowned clinical academic consultant, has been appointed Head of Clinical Research and Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Queen Mary ...
7 Jul, 2015
  • A research team from King's College London and Duke University in the United States has found that the process of ageing is already highly variable among people still in their twenties and thirties, ...
7 Jul, 2015
  • More than a third of overweight or obese teenagers don’t see themselves as being too heavy and think their weight is about right, according to a UCL study published today in the International ...
7 Jul, 2015
  • The lack of graduates with good science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills is damaging to the UK's economic recovery and place in the international innovation league tables. ...