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 ...
30 Jul, 2014
  • The University of London is pleased to announce that it has been awarded ISO 14001 ...
29 Jul, 2014
  • Experts from the Centre for Media Studies (CMS) at SOAS, University of London have provided a detailed historical analysis of the political communication strategies of Hizbullah, the leading ...
29 Jul, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London has received a welcome donation from the Education Section of the Indonesian Embassy in London to enhance SOAS’ outstanding collection of Indonesian film and literature ...
29 Jul, 2014
  • The expertise of Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London will be drawn upon to advise the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs ...
29 Jul, 2014
  • Professor Colin Shindler, Pears Senior Research Fellow in Israel Studies at SOAS, University of London has edited and provided an introduction to a new book that explores Israel’s diplomatic ...
29 Jul, 2014
  • The world’s largest arts festival returns this summer, offering a huge programme that includes theatre, comedy, dance, music and more. Between 1 and 25 August, Edinburgh will once again play host ...
29 Jul, 2014
  • Two beneficial variants of a gene controlling red blood cell development have spread from Africa into nearly all human populations across the globe, according to a new study led by King's College ...
28 Jul, 2014
  • On 16 July, SOAS hosted a class of year 5 students from Riversdale Primary School, Southfields on a visit organised in partnership with the education charity ...
28 Jul, 2014
  • Scientists at Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to ...
25 Jul, 2014
  • Working in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Council, and Global Uncertainties, the CCLPS will host a workshop of the Citizen Academia Network (CAN) titled, "Walls, Barricades, ...
25 Jul, 2014
  • CCLPS Chair, Dr. Karima Laachir and PhD Candidate Nathanael Mannone will attend the Consortium for Asian and Africa Studies’ (CAAS) fifth annual symposium titled, “Asia and Africa Across ...
25 Jul, 2014
  • Hany Rashwan will present papers in: The Royal African Society’s annual African literature and book festival, "Africa Writes 2014"; the “14th Conference of the International Society for the ...
25 Jul, 2014
  • Dr Tim Smith will host unprecedented events with filmmakers about how audiences respond to ...
25 Jul, 2014
  • A researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a new fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to develop versatile algorithms that can separate and interpret sounds, based ...
25 Jul, 2014
  • Two recent graduates from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are amongst ten young people to be named ‘Rising Stars’ in an annual celebration of the achievements of black students in the ...
25 Jul, 2014
  • A project that uses mobile technology to map the blinding disease trachoma has already studied 137 million people nine months ahead of schedule, as it marks its second ...
25 Jul, 2014
  • A project that uses mobile technology to map the blinding disease trachoma has already studied 137 million people nine months ahead of schedule, as it marks its second ...
25 Jul, 2014
  • Professor Jane Elliott, Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the Institute of Education (IOE), has been appointed Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Economic and Social Research ...
24 Jul, 2014
  • Sefik Huseyin will deliver the paper, “De-Orientalising Orientalist & Ottomanist Discourses of Istanbul’s Space. Walls, Barricades, Borders, Gates: Political Negligence and the ...
24 Jul, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
24 Jul, 2014
  • World-renowned humanitarian Graça Machel will address the graduation ceremonies of SOAS, University of London next week in her role as SOAS ...
24 Jul, 2014
  • Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal ...
23 Jul, 2014
  • Sara Marzagora will be convening three panels on African history, museums and literature at the upcoming conference of the African Studies Association UK and two presentations on Ethiopian ...
23 Jul, 2014
  • An invasion of the gut by mouth bacteria could be responsible for the development of liver cirrhosis, according to new research led by Professor Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich, Director of the new ...
23 Jul, 2014
  • An experiment in ‘scholarly crowdsourcing’, which engages the public in the online transcription of papers written by the celebrated philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), has ...
23 Jul, 2014
  • The life-changing impact of donations was praised at Birkbeck’s annual Scholars’ ...
23 Jul, 2014
  • UCL is running a series of free coding clubs for young people in East ...
23 Jul, 2014
  • Comedian Jo Brand has received an Honorary Fellowship of King's College London, in recognition of her work as an advocate for people with mental health problems; her support of mental health ...
23 Jul, 2014
  • Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have teamed up with commercial sound recognition pioneer Audio Analytic, with the support of two new grants worth £385K ...
23 Jul, 2014
  • The University of London is running an innovative Student Homes Scheme that makes renting ...
23 Jul, 2014
  • New research aims to estimate the benefits of different ways to carry out screening both patients with tuberculosis (TB) for diabetes and the other way around in parts of the world where both ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • Dr Charles Gore, Senior Lecturer in the History of African Art, has acted as co-curator of an exhibition of early and contemporary Nigerian photography currently on display at Bonhams, Bond Street ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • Recipients of the prestigious Felix Scholarship from SOAS, University of London, University of Oxford and University of Reading joined SOAS scholars and staff for the annual Felix Scholars’ ...
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
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is on the lookout for more London charities and non-profit groups, to add to the hundreds who have already benefited from the support of student ...
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 ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • The Institute of Education (IOE) in London will this week host the largest ever gathering of historians of education in the UK. More than 500 historians from over 40 countries will be meeting on the ...
22 Jul, 2014
  • Professor Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education at the Institute of Education (IOE), has become an elected member of the Academia Europaea, a non-governmental association ...
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
  • 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 ...