News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

27 Aug, 2015
  • Scientists have observed malignant melanoma cells shift between forms that each have the ability to invade different tissue ...
26 Aug, 2015
  • Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer to spot patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumours are visible on hospital ...
26 Aug, 2015
  • Euro group critics misunderstood Greece’s problem, LBS expert says Socially minded critics have been too quick to blame Greece’s fate on Euro group austerity, a strategy expert from ...
25 Aug, 2015
  • Dr Linda Popplewell, School of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious five year Lectureship to carry out research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy - a life-limiting muscle-wasting ...
25 Aug, 2015
  • The School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, is the UK’s national centre for the promotion and support of research in the humanities and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015. ...
24 Aug, 2015
  • Annual conference to explore international entrepreneurship in a multi-speed global ...
24 Aug, 2015
  • One year on from the 2014/15 King's Cultural Challenge, we've caught up with Isabel Feeney, an English undergraduate at King's and one of four winners of last year's ...
24 Aug, 2015
  • One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels – over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week – according to a study by King's College ...
23 Aug, 2015
  • Between 1921-23, an academic resident at the School of Oriental Studies (later SOAS) was given leave to take part in an academic misson to Tibet. This is his remarkable ...
21 Aug, 2015
  • Alumna Gwen Dunn, who studied at Royal Holloway, University of London (known at the time as Royal Holloway College) in the 1930s returned to the college this week for her first visit since she ...
21 Aug, 2015
  • The ICR is the joint top institute in the world in the proportion of its academic papers cited in patent ...
21 Aug, 2015
  • A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world’s remaining tropical forests is emerging, threatening to simplify the world’s most diverse ecosystem including mass species loss, according ...
21 Aug, 2015
  • Every year, a few undergraduate students gain a very special experience over their summer months – becoming a cancer ...
21 Aug, 2015
  • Can political leaders learn lessons from challenges faced by their counterparts in business? In the UK, the Labour party will soon have a new leader. As the main party of opposition, whichever ...
20 Aug, 2015
  • From Monday 21th September to Friday 4th October 2015, we will be assisting with enrolment of SOAS students.  During these two weeks, we will be unable to process any external membership ...
20 Aug, 2015
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20 Aug, 2015
  • Dr Akil Awan from the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London will be addressing the United Nations Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security tomorrow (21 August). He will be ...
20 Aug, 2015
  • As the cast of Anna Ziegler's new play Photograph 51 rehearse, they visited the King's Archives as part of their research into the life and work of Rosalind ...
20 Aug, 2015
  • Rosemary Deem, Professor of Higher Education Management at Royal Holloway, University of London will speak at the Future of Work Conference, held at the University of Turku in Finland today (20 ...
20 Aug, 2015
  • An endovaginal magnetic resonance imaging technique is more accurate at detecting early-stage cervical cancer than the best widely available ...
20 Aug, 2015
  • Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke and a more modest (13%) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working a standard 35 to 40 hour ...
20 Aug, 2015
  • Julian Birkinshaw wins the Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize. Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School, has won the ‘Richard Beckhard Memorial ...
19 Aug, 2015
  • Arbitration practitioners from across the African continent and beyond were recently all brought together at a conference organised by Dr Emilia Onyema, Senior Lecturer in International Commercial ...
19 Aug, 2015
  • Involving patients and the public is an important and valuable aspect of clinical trial design argues the patient advocates group, the Independent Cancer Patients' ...
19 Aug, 2015
  • A landmark review led by King's College London, and commissioned by Public Health England, finds that all evidence shows that e-cigarettes have the potential to reduce ...
18 Aug, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London will be taking part in Curious? - a two-day festival of learning and knowledge at King’s Cross on 29 and 30 ...
18 Aug, 2015
  • London Business School expert warns restructure will create problems Google’s decision to restructure itself with a holding company, Alphabet, is a risky bet that will create enormous problems ...
17 Aug, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London regrets to announce the death of Dr Paul Spencer on 21st July ...
17 Aug, 2015
  • As few as nine genetic features would need to be tested to help doctors identify patients at risk of developing more aggressive ...
17 Aug, 2015
  • King's College London has risen from 59th position in the world in 2014 to 55th in the 2015 international league table of higher education institutions produced by Shanghai Jiao Tong ...
17 Aug, 2015
  • Four students from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, will be hoping to answer their ‘Starter for 10’, as they spearhead the organisation’s first ever appearance on the BBC quiz ...
17 Aug, 2015
  • UCL has risen to 18th place in the new Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, making it one of only three UK universities in the top ...
14 Aug, 2015
  • King's is celebrating being one of the first universities to receive recognition for its race equality ...
14 Aug, 2015
  • Professor Becky Francis of the Department of Education and Professional Studies, has become the new Standing Adviser on general education matters to the Education Select Committee, following previous ...
14 Aug, 2015
  • Birkbeck’s School of Arts has been rated no.1 in the UK by students for their ...
14 Aug, 2015
  • Global superpower’s status under threat amid economic volatility China’s currency is sliding and its stock market has suffered its worst crash since the global financial ...
14 Aug, 2015
  • London Business School Sloans visit San Francisco and Silicon Valley 54 Sloan Fellows have returned from a week-long London Business School International Assignment, renamed this year as ...
13 Aug, 2015
  • For the second year running, SOAS Summer School has doubled student figures on the previous year. ...
13 Aug, 2015
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, was one of just eight universities to be awarded a new higher education racial equality charter mark following the end of the Equality Challenge Unit's (ECU) ...
13 Aug, 2015
  • The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led ...
13 Aug, 2015
  • One policy issue that the ICR is involved in is discussing the regulatory barriers that our researchers face in running clinical trials in children – we have been pushing for changes to the way EU ...
13 Aug, 2015
  • The UCL Bloomsbury Theatre is currently closed for planned building works which have impacted on known asbestos further than ...
13 Aug, 2015
  • Students celebrated their AS level results today at King's College London Mathematics School, with over 97% attaining an A grade in ...
12 Aug, 2015
  • Two King's undergraduates, Dina Asher-Smith and Laviai Nielsen, have been selected to represent Great Britain (GB) at the World Championships in Beijing, which runs from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 ...
12 Aug, 2015
  • UCL has become one of the first universities in the UK to be formally awarded for its efforts to understand, and take steps to address, racialised inequalities in the ...
12 Aug, 2015
  • UCL has a small number of places available on certain courses through UCAS Adjustment. These are for well qualified applicants who have done better than expected, meeting and exceeding the conditions ...
12 Aug, 2015
  • Feedback from students studying at Royal Holloway, University of London, means that Royal Holloway is once again the number one university in London for overall student satisfaction among ...
12 Aug, 2015
  • Overall student satisfaction at UCL has fallen by 3%, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS) ...
12 Aug, 2015
  • 'Community engagement for health via coalitions, collaborations and partnerships', a systematic review, published today by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), argues that healthy eating and physical activity public health strategies could increase their impact if they had stronger community engagement strategies.
11 Aug, 2015
  • Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating ...
11 Aug, 2015
  • The story of the Dulwich Boys, a group of young men who studied Japanese at SOAS, University of London during the Second World War, has been featured in the BBC’s ...
11 Aug, 2015
  • Professor Chris Marshall, who has very sadly died aged 66, was an inspirational scientist who will leave a lasting legacy of game-changing discoveries in cancer research and generous support for his ...
10 Aug, 2015
  • It is with great sadness that we confirm that Professor Chris Marshall, inspirational scientist and esteemed colleague, friend and mentor, has ...
7 Aug, 2015
  • Reports of modest smartwatch sales suggest end to Apple's golden run Apple’s winning streak of launching must-have products could soon end if speculation about its smartwatch underperforming ...
6 Aug, 2015
  • A round up of this week's SOAS in the ...
6 Aug, 2015
  • Dr Akil Awan, History, asks whether Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the greatest acts of terrorism in human history on the 70th anniversary of the nuclear ...
6 Aug, 2015
  • The ICR is celebrating its history with a series of historical photo displays – the latest is devoted to some of the women who have made vital contributions to our ...
6 Aug, 2015
  • Professor Paul Workman, Cheif Executive of the ICR has commented on today’s decision on olaparib for women with BRCA mutated ovarian cancer in further draft guidance from ...
5 Aug, 2015
  • Birkbeck’s part-time students are more likely to be in employment or further study six months after graduating than students from other London ...
5 Aug, 2015
  • An analysis of video footage, taken during 20 operations, shows that some operating theatre teams are negatively affected by background music, during ...
4 Aug, 2015
  • Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, has been elected to the Council of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International ...
4 Aug, 2015
  • The price fluctuation of fine wines can now be predicted more accurately using a novel artificial intelligence approach developed by researchers at UCL. The method could be used to help fine wine ...
4 Aug, 2015
  • Up to 100 highly skilled jobs could be created in Cornwall following a decision by one of the world's top 20 universities to locate its new IT Service Centre in the ...
4 Aug, 2015
  • After judging the electronic entries for the TeenTech Health category, Yvette Newbatt from the ICR’s Division of Cancer Therapeutics was delighted to be asked to judge the shortlisted entries as ...
4 Aug, 2015
  • Dr Tony Atcherley awarded French decoration for involvement in emancipation of ...
4 Aug, 2015
  • The first ever genetic analysis of people with extremely high intelligence has revealed small but important genetic differences between some of the brightest people in the United States and the ...
3 Aug, 2015
  • A fascinating insight into Papua New Guinea’s two most powerful legal orders – customary law and state law – has recently been produced by SOAS’ Dr Shaun Larcom, Lecturer in Environmental ...
3 Aug, 2015
  • The Mayor of London has announced a new initiative that will see thousands of school children in every borough learning about science through ground-breaking discoveries, inventions and scientific ...
3 Aug, 2015
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31 Jul, 2015
  • Lucy O'Donnell, a mother of three teenagers, and her friend Lucinda will walk the South Downs Way in support of the ...
31 Jul, 2015
  • Academics investigate the history of trauma in science and ...
31 Jul, 2015
  • Dr Shaista Hafeez argues in a new opinion piece that there is a need for a more holistic and personalised approach to make sure that patients with Down syndrome get the care they ...
31 Jul, 2015
  • Six-figure gifts from Middle East will support new scholarships and research Members of London Business School’s alumni community and regional business leaders in the Middle East have pledged ...
30 Jul, 2015
  • The SOAS South Asia Institute has signed two MoUs with Presidency University, Kolkata, and the Government of West ...
30 Jul, 2015
  • A new publication from the AHRC-funded research network, Creative Campus, at King's details how institutional power, creative human capital and community engagement lie at heart of creative ...
30 Jul, 2015
  • In the fifth and final essay short-listed for the ICR's Mel Greaves Science Writing Prize 2015, Dr Chris Tape discovers what it's like to communicate science to millions of ...
30 Jul, 2015
  • An agreement signed today between King's and Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) to establish a Joint Institute for Medical Research will unlock research opportunities in cancer, ...
30 Jul, 2015
  • How projected UK and US base rate rises affect the global economy Mark Carney raised several economic eyebrows last week, when he gave his firmest indication yet the Bank of England will seriously ...
29 Jul, 2015
  • A new radiotherapy machine, known as MR Linac, promises to more accurately track and target tumours – how else is radiotherapy improving patients' ...
29 Jul, 2015
  • The ICR’s Professor Kevin Harrington is to feature in the BBC2 programme Trust Me, I’m a Doctor on Wednesday 29 ...
29 Jul, 2015
  • Reduced street lighting in England and Wales is not associated with road traffic collisions or crime, according to research by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...
29 Jul, 2015
  • Professor Chris Husbands, Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Vice-Provost (Academic Development & London) has announced that he will be leaving UCL to take up the appointment ...
29 Jul, 2015
  • New research sheds light on how local authorities can safely save energy costs and reduce carbon ...
29 Jul, 2015
  • New research sheds light on how local authorities can safely save energy costs and reduce carbon ...
29 Jul, 2015
  • Professor Chris Husbands, Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Vice Provost (Academic Development and London) has announced that he will be leaving UCL to take up the appointment of ...
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 ...