News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

5 Jul, 2017
  • Researchers have identified genetic mutations affecting the immune system which may lead to the development of more than one bowel tumour at the same time. Understanding how these cancers develop ...
5 Dec, 2016
  • UCL and the UK government launched today the UK-China Infrastructure Academy, a major new initiative to help train Chinese companies and officials on investment processes in the UK and to encourage ...
5 Dec, 2016
  • Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL research ...
5 Dec, 2016
  • Matthew Read, Clocks Conservation Programme Leader at West Dean College, delivered the annual George Daniels Lecture.Matthew Read, Clocks Conservation Programme Leader at West Dean College, delivered ...
5 Dec, 2016
  • LBS tops FT European business schools and Bloomberg MBA rankings London Business School has been ranked number one in Europe for the third consecutive year by the Financial Times, in its annual ...
4 Dec, 2016
  • SOAS University of London student Nusrath Hassan has been awarded the “Young Star” award at this year’s Women of the Future Awards for her work on the Let Girls Learn campaign, ...
4 Dec, 2016
  • This item has no description
2 Dec, 2016
  • Reuters Editor-at-Large Axel Threlfall Interviews Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela, Founder and CEO of AlvaReuters Editor-at-Large Axel Threlfall Interviews Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela, Founder and CEO of ...
2 Dec, 2016
  • A new battlefront is opening in science denialism and this time the target is the science of invasive alien species and the fight to protect some of the world’s rarest species and most unique ...
2 Dec, 2016
  • Scientists have created a map of all 1,578 licensed drugs and their mechanisms of action – as a means of identifying ‘uncharted waters’ in the search for future ...
2 Dec, 2016
  • The TransCampus network of researchers from King's and Technische Universität Dresden in Germany has won a €5 million grant for diabetes ...
2 Dec, 2016
  • King's Health Partners, of which King's College London is a major partner, has been awarded Cancer Research UK Centre status following a national competition. This prestigious award is recognition ...
2 Dec, 2016
  • Despite 946 AD Mount Paektu eruption not causing climatic disruption it may have been responsible for largest ever Sulphur ...
2 Dec, 2016
  • This item has no description
2 Dec, 2016
  • This item has no description
2 Dec, 2016
  • This item has no description
2 Dec, 2016
  • This item has no description
1 Dec, 2016
  • A round-up of this week's ...
1 Dec, 2016
  • As part of its Centenary celebrations, SOAS University of London has held a series of over 100 alumni events in 100 different cities around the ...
1 Dec, 2016
  • Ilias Panagopoulos, a City PhD candidate and Safety Manager at NATO's Airlift Management Programme is carrying out research in collaboration with senior academics in the Department of Mechanical ...
1 Dec, 2016
  • Broadcast journalist Liliane Landor recognised for her role in diversifying the newsBroadcast journalist Liliane Landor recognised for her role in diversifying the ...
1 Dec, 2016
  • Grant will be used to refine and develop the proof-of-concept Eyecatcher computer programGrant will be used to refine and develop the proof-of-concept Eyecatcher computer ...
1 Dec, 2016
  • Renowned short-story anthology seeks national talent thanks to Arts Council ...
1 Dec, 2016
  • John Kahekwa, a partner for the DR Congo Research project within the Marjan Centre for the Study of War and the Non-human Sphere was honoured for his lifetime achievement in conservation presented by ...
1 Dec, 2016
  • The ICR and The Royal Marsden have successfully renewed our Cancer Research UK Centre and secured very substantial ...
30 Nov, 2016
  • Professor Corinna Hawkes was one of the lead authors in a new paper in the journal NatureProfessor Corinna Hawkes was one of the lead authors in a new paper in the journal ...
30 Nov, 2016
  • The December 2016 - January 2017 SOAS issue of The Middle East in London, the bi-monthly magazine of the London Middle East Institute, is now ...
30 Nov, 2016
  • The vast majority of people with depression across the world are not receiving even minimally adequate treatment for their condition, according to a new study of more than 50,000 people in 21 ...
30 Nov, 2016
  • Event explores how the human body measures and perceives facesEvent explores how the human body measures and perceives ...
30 Nov, 2016
  • Jamie Richardson won the Adult Team of the Year award at a recent ceremony in Waltham ForestJamie Richardson won the Adult Team of the Year award at a recent ceremony in Waltham ...
29 Nov, 2016
  • SOAS University of London has been awarded a donation by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation to launch a new five year lecture series in Chinese Buddhism starting in ...
29 Nov, 2016
  • By Professor Corinna Hawkes, Centre for Food Policy, Department of SociologyBy Professor Corinna Hawkes, Centre for Food Policy, Department of ...
29 Nov, 2016
  • 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Nineteenth Century is part of the Open Library of Humanities
29 Nov, 2016
  • Significant numbers of patients whose HIV strains developed resistance to older generation drugs are also resistant to modern drugs, finds a new study led by UCL and funded by ...
29 Nov, 2016
  • Dr Bissan Al-Lazakani recently spoke at Ada Lovelace Live 2016, an evening of scientific performances celebrating the woman who has been described as the world’s first computer ...
29 Nov, 2016
  • City bonuses are viewed by some as reasonable incentives and by others as performance-sapping. Alex Edmans and Freek Vermeulen offer their opposing views When two of the UK’s best-known ...
29 Nov, 2016
  • LBS expert: Touchless payers could rack up unprecedented festive debt Consumers planning to pay for their Christmas shopping by contactless, could be in store for a nasty New Year shock, ...
29 Nov, 2016
  • LBS expert calls for evidence-based executive compensation reform  The UK Government is today expected to release a Green Paper outlining proposals to reform executive compensation, as part ...
29 Nov, 2016
  • Be judged for your work but don’t hide who you are, Luxembourg’s PM Xavier Bettel tells LBS crowd Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, told students and business executives ...
29 Nov, 2016
  • Team GB is in a strong position to secure new funding after leaving the Rio Olympics with a record number of medals​ The British Olympic Association (BOA) is in talks with three to four companies ...
28 Nov, 2016
  • International Conference, Paris, 2-3 ...
28 Nov, 2016
  • A liver hormone called 'FGF21' may regulate alcohol drinking by acting directly on a receptor in the brain, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London, Imperial College London ...
28 Nov, 2016
  • Dr Luke McDonald, an intellectual property expert in The City Law School, shares his perspective regarding the legal battle between Iceland the country and UK-based frozen food retailer, Iceland.Dr ...
28 Nov, 2016
  • Prof Cook's inaugural lecture and the display of the UK AIDS quilt on 1 ...
28 Nov, 2016
  • By Professor Michael Ben-Gad, Department of EconomicsBy Professor Michael Ben-Gad, Department of ...
28 Nov, 2016
  • Project explores the question of whether human extinction, in the context of the Anthropocene, can be thought and ...
28 Nov, 2016
  • Researchers have found that avoiding the penile bulb when giving radiotherapy treatment to men with prostate cancer could reduce the severity of erectile ...
28 Nov, 2016
  • This item has no description
28 Nov, 2016
  • Freek Vermeulen on self-driving cars, knock-on industry effects and what could happen to drivers’ skills Driverless cars will be safer than cars driven by humans. At least, that is what ...
26 Nov, 2016
  • ESRC scholarships for PhD training and research in Social Anthropology at SOAS are available through the new UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL-DTP) – a consortium of institutions ...
25 Nov, 2016
  • New research has discovered the essential role that the receptor FFAR2 plays in the success of fermentable carbohydrates – found in foods such as vegetables, fruit, breads, cereals and pasta - in ...
25 Nov, 2016
  • We are pleased to inform you that the ESRC competition for scholarships is now open for 2017-18. Potential applicants should follow the instructions as stated on the ...
25 Nov, 2016
  • Scientists have developed an easy-to-use software tool that can detect important genetic mutations that previously needed to be identified by a separate ...
25 Nov, 2016
  • By Dr Xeni Dassiou, of the Department of Economics, and Dr Athanasios Andrikopoulos, University of HullBy Dr Xeni Dassiou, of the Department of Economics, and Dr Athanasios Andrikopoulos, University ...
25 Nov, 2016
  • By Dr Abdullahi Abubakar, Department of JournalismBy Dr Abdullahi Abubakar, Department of ...
25 Nov, 2016
  • Aurora alumni give guidance to prospective candidates at information eventAurora alumni give guidance to prospective candidates at information ...
25 Nov, 2016
  • This item has no description
25 Nov, 2016
  • LBS experts explain golden rules of negotiation The clamour for a public blueprint of the UK Government’s EU exit strategy is growing from both public and parliamentary quarters. And with ...
25 Nov, 2016
  • Premium high street retailers leading Black Friday backlash Black Friday weekend has become an own goal for retailers, but a handful of premium high street retailers are fighting back, rejecting ...
25 Nov, 2016
  • This item has no description
24 Nov, 2016
  • By Professor Joe Pearlman, Department of EconomicsBy Professor Joe Pearlman, Department of ...
24 Nov, 2016
  • PhD candidates, Muhammad Asad and S.M. Masadur Al-Arif have won Best Paper Awards for papers presented at two leading academic conferences.PhD candidates, Muhammad Asad and S.M. Masadur Al-Arif have ...
24 Nov, 2016
  • Researchers have identified a mechanism that may explain how a key genetic variant acts to increase the risk of developing ...
24 Nov, 2016
  • Asylum seekers and refugees in London will have the opportunity to change their lives thanks to a new Birkbeck ...
24 Nov, 2016
  • LBS economist analyses Chancellor’s Autumn Statement In his first Autumn Statement Phillip Hammond unveiled three fiscal rules to limit government spending, a London Business School ...
24 Nov, 2016
  • On Tuesday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for alumnus Jim Ratcliffe MSc13(1980), Chairman and CEO of INEOS to celebrate his £25 million gift to the School. One of the School’s ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • A monograph by Dr Marloes Janson, Reader in West African Anthropology at SOAS University of London, has been used in Zadie Smith’s new novel Swing ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • Experts at City, University of London provide analysis of the 2016 Autumn Statement.Experts at City, University of London provide analysis of the 2016 Autumn ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • In today’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor Philip Hammond said the ‘pensions issue would be addressed in the next parliament’. Two Cass experts explain why they think this needs to ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • Baroness Tessa Blackstone has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • Partnership will provide 41 studentships per year for six ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • Event is part of the Irish Film Festival's 1916 Commemorations ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • University of London confers highest honours to exceptional ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • Successful Senegalese trial a ‘blueprint’ for countries battling seasonal ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • Successful Senegalese trial a ‘blueprint’ for countries battling seasonal ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • A project aiming to reduce child deaths in Ethiopia by providing important evidence on the causes of mortality will be led by researchers from the School, after they received a grant of more than $2 ...
23 Nov, 2016
  • 100-Year Life tops Amazon bestseller list AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to LinkedInShare to More Popular misconceptions about older employees need to be abandoned as we live and work for longer, two London Business School experts urge. Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, and Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School, argue that business needs to embrace the opportunities that living longer presents. The professors explore the idea in their latest book The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, which was featured in Amazon’s bestseller list. “Ageist views about older workers feeling tired, lacking motivation or looking forward to retirement do not ring true,” says Professor Scott, who together with Professor Gratton surveyed more than 10,000 people on longevity as part of the book’s launch. More than half of over 45s (60%) are already investing in new skills as they prepare to remain in the workforce for longer, their research reveals. “As we live longer, life will no longer comprise of three stages – education, work and retirement. The multi-stage life will see more people switch careers, travel and take career breaks,” says Professor Scott. “But they also want to invest in their professional development and upskill themselves.” Around two thirds of respondents said they felt their skills began to plateau once over the age of 30. “As people work much later in life, employers need to re-think how they offer new experiences and opportunities to develop new knowledge,” explains Professor Gratton. Whilst 39% of the over 60s said they wanted to slow down, less than 20% of the over 70s felt the same. “Longevity will encourage ‘juvenescence’, meaning people will feel younger for longer,” says Professor Gratton. “People feel optimistic about a longer life and are energised by the prospect.” More people under the age of 45 said they were exhausted (43%) than those over the age of 45. In contrast, the least exhausted age group were those over 60. The research also reveals that the proportion of adults who exercise rises with age – half of 18 – 30 year olds (52%) say they work hard to keep fit. This figure rises to 65% of people in their 60s and leaps to 71% of those aged 70 or more. “Employers need to reflect the optimism felt by ageing demographics,” says Professor Gratton. “Ultimately, we want people to recognise that longevity is a gift – not a curse.” www.100yearlife.com
23 Nov, 2016
  • A project aiming to reduce child deaths in Ethiopia by providing important evidence on the causes of mortality will be led by researchers from the School, after they received a grant of more than $2 ...
22 Nov, 2016
  • The British Journalism awards celebrate excellence in the industryThe British Journalism awards celebrate excellence in the ...
22 Nov, 2016
  • The People and Planet Universities League has ranked City as one of the best in the countryThe People and Planet Universities League has ranked City as one of the best in the ...
22 Nov, 2016
  • The scholarships are aimed at senior educators who aspire to take on a role as a dean of a university facultyThe scholarships are aimed at senior educators who aspire to take on a role as a dean of a ...
22 Nov, 2016
  • A pioneering new type of radiotherapy machine opened on Tuesday by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has the potential to transform the care of cancer patients by directing radiation even at tumours that ...
22 Nov, 2016
  • Award recognises and rewards promising early career researchers that are working in the field of behavioural medicineAward recognises and rewards promising early career researchers that are working ...
22 Nov, 2016
  • New research published in the British Journal of General Practice has found inconsistencies in the experiences of patients once they were discharged from hospital intensive care units, impacting ...
21 Nov, 2016
  • Cass Business School and The Coca-Cola Foundation are delighted to announce the Global Women’s Leadership Programme – an innovative initiative designed to attract and nurture rising women ...
21 Nov, 2016
  • Helen Reece, who died on 26th October 2016, aged 48, was a lecturer in the School of Law at Birkbeck from 1998 until ...
21 Nov, 2016
  • By Professor George Brock, Department of JournalismBy Professor George Brock, Department of ...
21 Nov, 2016
  • Study highlights that men are more likely to ignore symptoms and not seek early medical attention until disease is significantStudy highlights that men are more likely to ignore symptoms and not seek ...
21 Nov, 2016
  • MEng (Biomedical Engineering) student wins the newly created Award co-sponsored by Santander and Professor Roger Crouch, Dean of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering (MCSE).MEng ...
21 Nov, 2016
  • A combination of functional imaging techniques can help determine which regions of a brain tumour are likely to spread undetected, according to a new ...
21 Nov, 2016
  • Better evaluation would improve boards’ performance, says LBS’s Randall S Peterson. So why don’t more boards have external effectiveness reviews?  Research conducted by ...
21 Nov, 2016
  • Evidence shows that being socially responsible is good for a company’s bottom line Showing companies that corporate responsibility is good for their business will encourage them to do work that ...
18 Nov, 2016
  • A sculpture of Baroness Joan Bakewell, President of Birkbeck, has been unveiled in the College’s Council ...