News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

30 Mar, 2015
  • King's is set to gain the largest increase* in research funding in cash terms following the success of its submission to the 2014 Research Excellence ...
30 Mar, 2015
  • The winners of the Lion's Den Challenge 2015 were announced last week at the Grand Final, marking the end of a series of interactive masterclass workshops held over the last two ...
27 Mar, 2015
  • A panel exploring how to build 'a talent pipeline' for an increasingly competitive UK was hosted by King's College London for the Confederation of Britsh Industry (CBI) this week.The event, ...
27 Mar, 2015
  • As technology advances, researchers are finding there’s still a lot they don’t know about genes discovered almost 30 years ago – with important implications for cancer ...
27 Mar, 2015
  • Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered – the retinoblastoma gene – in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to ...
27 Mar, 2015
  • Young adolescents’ judgements on how risky a situation might be are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while most other age groups are more influenced by adults’ views, finds new UCL ...
27 Mar, 2015
  • Professor Lynda Gratton included in 6th annual 100 Women to Watch list for 2015 Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, has been ...
27 Mar, 2015
  • Children of obese parents are up to five times more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach their forties, new research has ...
26 Mar, 2015
  • A round up of this week's ...
26 Mar, 2015
  • How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new UCL ...
26 Mar, 2015
  • A new function has been found for one of the first cancer genes ever ...
26 Mar, 2015
  • Event discussing the world museum ...
26 Mar, 2015
  • Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge has pledged his support for Royal Holloway's #votebecause campaign to encourage students to ...
26 Mar, 2015
  • HEFCE publishes database of 2014 REF impact case ...
26 Mar, 2015
  • Students from Royal Holloway, University of London's Politics and International Relations Society will be putting their diplomatic skills to the test when they compete in the National Model United ...
26 Mar, 2015
  • UCL is to receive a funding allocation of £171m for teaching and research from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for the academic year 2015/16, the largest overall total ...
26 Mar, 2015
  • Today the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) announced funding for the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), led by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), partnered by Lancaster ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • Giving radiotherapy in fewer treatments but at higher doses could work just as well as standard regimes, but be cheaper and more convenient for ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • Combining a variety of different imaging parameters could be more accurate at diagnosing prostate cancer than an experienced ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • King's College London and Ericsson today announced collaboration on 5G research which will address both technical implications and societal challenges towards the development of a tactile ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, will be launching a new app, Runnymede Explored, which visitors can download and use to explore the meadow where Magna Carta was sealed 800 years ago and learn ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • The fortunes of Ed Miliband and the Labour Party may well depend on the performance of Ukip on 7 May, according to Professor Tim Bale, who was speaking at the launch of his new book: Five Year ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • Jessica Jacobs, Research Fellow at QMUL's School of Geography, argues that the systematic neglect of border regions by military-backed governments in the Middle East has enabled the success of ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • Researchers at King's College London have developed revolutionary reins that enable robots to act like guide dogs, which could enable that firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • In an initial assessment of the nature, scale and beneficiaries of the impact of UK universities' research, investigators at King's College London say the benefits are multi-impactful and have been ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • King's College London has successfully secured funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to deliver a project of work designed to complement the National Networks for ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • Last week saw the CEO of Metro Bank, Craig Donaldson, and Africa's youngest billionaire Ashish J Thakkar, founder of the Mara Group, address a packed lecture theatre of established and budding ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • London Business School behavioural expert calls for structural changes An organisational behaviour expert from London Business School has challenged the assumption that working women need ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • Professor Alissa Goodman has been appointed Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) and the centre has secured £17 million in funding for the years ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • The first piece of major research on adult apprentices in this country, carried out by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that 45% of all ...
25 Mar, 2015
  • The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) today announced the awarding of funding to 28 education-industry partnerships to develop vocational teaching and learning projects, through its Teach Too ...
24 Mar, 2015
  • SOAS student Bruno Millan Narotzky, BA Chinese, has won First Prize in the UK final of an acclaimed Chinese language proficiency ...
24 Mar, 2015
  • By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a new study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped ...
24 Mar, 2015
  • It is said that history is written by the winners. No wonder then that history is so hotly contested. read ...
24 Mar, 2015
  • In an article which originally appeared on The Conversation, Dr Tom Whyntie explains how the world's largest distributed computer grid helped find the Higgs boson and what it'll be doing as the Large ...
24 Mar, 2015
  • Weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40% of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity, finds new UCL research funded ...
24 Mar, 2015
  • London Business School expert says clear intentions drive trust David Cameron was smart to show his hand on tenure, says Richard Hytner, Adjunct Professor of Marketing, London Business School and ...
23 Mar, 2015
  • A blood test that measures the number of cells shed from prostate tumours into the bloodstream can act as an early warning sign that treatment is not working, a major new study ...
23 Mar, 2015
  • On the one year anniversary of the Ebola outbreak, Dr Sophie Harman - Reader in International Relations at QMUL - explores the devastating impact on women in affected regions. ...
22 Mar, 2015
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22 Mar, 2015
  • Mobile communications entrepreneur with a distinguished academic and business career Dr Mo Ibrahim will be the keynote speaker at SOAS, University of London for the annual Governance for Development ...
20 Mar, 2015
  • A gene normally used in the development of sperm and egg cells has been shown to be active in some types of breast cancer, suggesting new treatments might be ...
20 Mar, 2015
  • ‘Attractive’ male birds that mate with many females aren’t passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, ...
20 Mar, 2015
  • Government advertising campaigns to tackle excessive drinking are dismissed as irrelevant by young binge drinkers, because consuming extreme quantities of alcohol is part of their sub-cultural social ...
20 Mar, 2015
  • Widespread public interest and critical acclaim in cinematic essay sees new platform for ...
20 Mar, 2015
  • Trauma is responsible for more global deaths annually than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Yet healthcare systems in many countries are missing out on life-saving treatments learnt on the ...
20 Mar, 2015
  • Better sharing of routinely collected data could accelerate progress towards improving social mobility and reducing child poverty, as well as generate significant financial savings, according to a ...
20 Mar, 2015
  • Dr Zena Kamash from the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London, has discovered the photos tourists take of Pompeii are almost identical to those taken by our ...
20 Mar, 2015
  • Jacqueline Jumbe-Kahura, a former Education and International Development MA student at the Institute of Education, was amongst the ten teachers shortlisted for the $1 million Varkey Foundation ...
20 Mar, 2015
  • IOE Director Emeritus, Professor Geoff Whitty has been appointed as an AERA Fellow. The AERA awarded 23 Fellowships to leading academics from across the world on the basis of their notable and ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • Senate House North Block is being restored back to its former glory as walls that were not part of the building’s original structure are demolished to create new learning, teaching and research ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • The MA programme in the Anthropology of Food at SOAS, University of London has reached the finals for ‘Best Initiative in British Food’ in BBC Radio 4’s Food and Farming Awards ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • A round up of this week's ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • Professor Anatoly Zayats, Department of Physics at King's College London, has been awarded £4.8 million for a research project into reactive plasmonics and investigation into ways in which to ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • The London—Milan collaboration aiming to make operations for kidney cancer less ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • More than a third (35%) of 12-year-olds and 28% of 15-year-olds say they have been embarrassed to smile or laugh due to how they felt about their teeth, finds a new UCL-led report commissioned by the ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • At least 19 people died in a terrorist attack in Tunisia on 18 March 2015. In this article, Dr Sarah Wolff - Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations - considers the implications for ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • A pioneering team from King's Health Partners have won a top prize at the national Guardian University Awards 2015 for their work fighting Ebola in Sierra ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • Captured by scientists at King's, images of a brain astrocyte cell and bundles of nerve fibres inside a human brain have been selected as two of the Wellcome Image Awards 2015 winning ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • Captured by scientists at King's, images of a brain astrocyte cell and bundles of nerve fibres inside a human brain have been selected as two of the Wellcome Image Awards 2015 winning ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • A pioneering class of drugs that target cancers with mutations in the BRCA breast cancer genes could also work against tumours with another type of genetic fault, a new study ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • The relationships between schools and universities are changing rapidly, driven by policies such as School Direct, which aims to give schools a greater role in Initial Teacher Education (ITE). ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • Four London Business School MBA students to benefit from Lloyds Scholarships for Women programme London Business School MBA students will have the chance to benefit from four £30,000 ...
19 Mar, 2015
  • Academy of Social Sciences awards Fellow status to Julian Birkinshaw Julian Birkinshaw, a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, has been made a Fellow of the Academy ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • Solar SOAS, a green energy project made up of SOAS students and alumni, outperformed 150 other applicants to reach the final of the Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Awards at City Hall on ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • On 12 March 2015, the 2nd in the series of events celebrating the 90th anniversary of Lao She’s arrival at SOAS to teach Mandarin was held at SOAS, University of ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • Men and women who adapt their daily diet to meet current UK dietary guidelines could reduce their risk of a heart attack or a stroke by up to a third, according to a new study by King's College ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President & Provost, has broadly welcomed the measures contained in the Budget to provide extra support for postgraduate research students and for science and ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • Andreas Haggman, a first year PhD student with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, has won the International Institute for Strategic Studies' 2015 student essay ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • A series of free public events focussed on science are taking place to highlight what the College has to ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • Members of The Discovery Club at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, met with PhD students last month to learn how they hope their research will transform the lives of cancer patients in the ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is to launch a new Medical School in the Republic of ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a scholarship and internship programme with legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • Project will include flood hazard assessment and adaptation ...
18 Mar, 2015
  • Annuity holders and savers were among the big winners in the Chancellor’s Budget Pensions were at the heart of the Chancellor’s Budget announcement for the second successive year when ...
17 Mar, 2015
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17 Mar, 2015
  • As a data manager in the Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit, Lucy has changed the way she thinks about everyday events. She shares some of the more unexpected experiences and learning curves she's ...
17 Mar, 2015
  • The Minister spoke at an Athena Swan ...
17 Mar, 2015
  • Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of ...
17 Mar, 2015
  • Messenger RNAs (mRNA) are linear molecules that contain instructions for producing the proteins that keep living cells functioning. A new study by UCL researchers has shown how the three-dimensional ...
17 Mar, 2015
  • King's College London has been chosen to take part in an ambitious government initiative to train Peruvian secondary school teachers, in collaboration with International House ...
17 Mar, 2015
  • Ofsted has today published 'Working in partnership to improve access and achievement' presenting the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) as an example of good practice for initial teacher ...
17 Mar, 2015
  • Eighty per cent of young adults say they have little or no trust in politicians - but this does not mean they aren't interested in politics, according to new research from the UCL Institute of ...
16 Mar, 2015
  • Registration is now open for a one-day symposium to be held at the University of York in May ...
16 Mar, 2015
  • The SOAS Musicology Series has published its 53rd volume, a book on gay identity and the Cuban music scene by SOAS alumnus Dr Moshe Morad, a Lecturer in ethnomusicology and Head of Israeli radio ...
16 Mar, 2015
  • CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29, 30 and 31 ...
16 Mar, 2015
  • Research into ionising radiation takes us from the edges of the universe to treatment planning for ...
16 Mar, 2015
  • A unique exhibition of some of our most dramatic paintings, giving a fascinating insight into how the Victorians used art to campaign for freedom and ...
16 Mar, 2015
  • Cyber Security Challenge ...
16 Mar, 2015
  • Gerald Nathanson graduated with a BA History at the age of ...
16 Mar, 2015
  • Parents should routinely switch off the TV and take young children out for a walk or some other exercise in order to increase their chances of growing up to be fit, healthy adults, new research ...
16 Mar, 2015
  • The long-term impact of poor childhood mental health is believed to be costing the UK a total of £550 billion in lost ...
15 Mar, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London has made £830,000 available in new scholarship funds in order to encourage under-represented UK and EU students to progress to taught postgraduate education and help ...
13 Mar, 2015
  • A display of quilts by local quilters, showing the story of Magna ...
13 Mar, 2015
  • These three appointments further boost the reputation of King's as a centre of international excellence across the disciplines, adding to an impressive and diverse growing group of Visiting ...
13 Mar, 2015
  • A service of choral evensong with Royal Holloway's Chapel ...
13 Mar, 2015
  • An exhibition of paintings depciting Runnymede today and in the past, by local artist Alan ...
13 Mar, 2015
  • A beautiful display of floral art, exploring themes of peace and ...