News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

21 Sep, 2014
  • Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King's College London. Although ...
19 Sep, 2014
  • Dr Robert Saunders, Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen Mary University of London, argues that promises made in the final weeks of the campaign may result in a political hangover for David ...
19 Sep, 2014
  • Dr Rodney Harrison (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been awarded a £1.6million AHRC Large Grant to lead an innovative research programme called ‘Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage’, ...
19 Sep, 2014
  • London Business School expert says referendum has been deeply ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • Laleh Khalili, Professor of Middle East Politics has secured £633,870 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore the development of cities, infrastructures, ports and transport ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London will be hosting events on the latest crises in the Middle East, ISIS and the meaning of 'caliphate'. Leading scholars specialising on the Middle East across disciplines ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • It was with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Kenny Wheeler, the great jazz trumpet player and composer. It is hard to express just how large a contribution he made to the music ...
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 ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • NICE has approved the skin cancer drug dabrafenib for use on the NHS. Much of the work characterising the function of the mutant protein it targets was carried out at the ICR and here we talk about ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • A Queen Mary University of London postgraduate course focusing on the science of hormone medicine has been shortlisted at this year’s national e-learning awards, in the category of ‘best online ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • Katharine Jenner, Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health at QMUL, asks - should we be eating sugar at ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • Professor Perri 6 from QMUL's School of Business and Management explores the implications for civil servants and the national interest in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • Dr David Mulryne, a postdoctoral Research Assistant in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious University Research Fellowship by the Royal ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • Our tendency to create false memories could be related to our ability to learn rules according to research from Queen Mary University of London ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • Professor Paul Workman comments on final draft guidance from NICE recommending dabrafenib for the treatment of advanced melanoma which tests positive for the BRAF V600 ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • London Business School expert warns of severe stresses on public ...
18 Sep, 2014
  • London Business School expert says no need for kneejerk ...
17 Sep, 2014
  • Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumour growth, a major new study ...
17 Sep, 2014
  • Professor Mel Greaves, Director of the Centre for Evolution and Cancer at the ICR, talks about dogs' amazing sense of smell and how medical detection dogs can be trained to sniff out cancer in ...
17 Sep, 2014
  • A simple urine test for human papillomavirus (HPV) could offer a more acceptable, non-invasive alternative to the conventional cervical test and improve screening uptake, researchers from Queen Mary ...
17 Sep, 2014
  • People living in Hong Kong's towering skyscrapers may be away from the hustle and bustle of its notorious traffic-snarled streets but the effects of traffic emissions should not be ignored, says a ...
17 Sep, 2014
  • This year's Art & Humanities Festival explores 'underground' through immersive events, theatre, music, exclusive underground tours, film screenings, performances and ...
17 Sep, 2014
  • Dementia risk for populations can be modified through tobacco control and better prevention, detection and control of hypertension and diabetes, according to the 2014 World Alzheimer Report by King's ...
17 Sep, 2014
  • Professor Lucy Green, Professor of Music Education at the Institute of Education (IOE), is to be conferred an honorary doctorate in Teaching and Teacher Education from Hedmark University College, ...
17 Sep, 2014
  • New research published today by the Education Committee highlights the potential for conflicts of interest to arise in the relationship between academies and ...
16 Sep, 2014
  • The Development and Alumni Relations office have just finished this year’s SOAS Alumni & Friends Fund (AFF) telephone fundraising campaign and we would like to say a big thank you to the ...
16 Sep, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London remains among UK’s top institutions for languages and humanities in the QS World University Rankings ...
16 Sep, 2014
  • UCL is ranked in joint 5th place in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15 released today. UCL is one of four UK Higher Education institutions ranked in the top ten, along with Oxford (joint 5th), ...
16 Sep, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the latest edition of the respected QS World University Rankings, released today (Tuesday 16 ...
16 Sep, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has offered its support for a council awards scheme aimed at helping young people in Tower Hamlets achieve their potential through higher ...
16 Sep, 2014
  • The UK’s leading medical charity for animal replacement research, the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT), has awarded a major grant to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for research into healing chronic ...
16 Sep, 2014
  • King's College London is ranked 16th in the world in the QS World University Rankings of the top 850 global higher education institutions published today (16 September 2014). This ranking is an ...
16 Sep, 2014
  • Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and ...
16 Sep, 2014
  • Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and ...
15 Sep, 2014
  • Student Enterprise’ pilot competition Use your Passion: Kick Start your Idea has received an unprecedented number of high-quality applications from students, resulting in eight projects and 11 ...
15 Sep, 2014
  • Birkbeck scooped two international awards at the annual gathering of CASE ...
15 Sep, 2014
  • We've launched a new project looking at the ICR’s greatest ever discoveries. Here we give more detail about some of our biggest achievements, how the discoveries were made, and why they have made ...
15 Sep, 2014
  • Professor Peter Hennessy, renowned historian, journalist and academic, will deliver his valedictory lecture to a public audience at Queen Mary University of London on 7 ...
15 Sep, 2014
  • The Institute of Education (IOE) has announced the conferment of a number of new titles for the start of the academic year ...
15 Sep, 2014
  • London Business School professor warns Scotland won’t retain big ...
14 Sep, 2014
  • Scientists can now explain a third of the inherited risk of prostate cancer, after a major international study identified 23 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of the ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • A new study by scientists at the ICR, showed that mice with melanoma responded differently to a viral therapy depending on where in the body their tumours ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • Discounts worth a total of nearly £400,000 have been given to trade unionists studying at ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics, ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • The Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary University of London has received a grant of £90,000 to expand qLegal, a community initiative which provides free legal advice to entrepreneurs and ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns, Reader in Interaction Design in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science tells us about his latest research into how sighted and visually impaired people use ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • A group of Queen Mary University of London alumni, brought together in the 1960s by their love of football, have just celebrated their 50th “old boys” sports ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • 108 school students from low income backgrounds have been given a step up towards studying STEM subjects at university, thanks to in2ScienceUK, a project founded by UCL PhD student Rebecca McKelvey and marked this week at a celebration evening at UCL for students and scientist mentors.
12 Sep, 2014
  • The current Ebola outbreak now requires a “rapid response at a massive global scale”, according to experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • Testing for HIV in the last year highest among younger ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • The current Ebola outbreak now requires a “rapid response at a massive global scale”, according to experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...
12 Sep, 2014
  • Testing for HIV in the last year highest among younger ...
11 Sep, 2014
  • A round-up of this week's media ...
11 Sep, 2014
  • Chemists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the ...
11 Sep, 2014
  • Dr Clive Gabay, Senior Lecturer in politics at Queen Mary University of London, looks ahead to the expiration of the Millennium Development goals and asks if we're destined to repeat the same ...
11 Sep, 2014
  • Dr Sophie Harman argues that while the inadequate international response has compounded the Ebola crisis, it is the region’s chronically weak and desperately resourced health infrastructure which ...
11 Sep, 2014
  • A range of eminent figures have joined the list of UCL Honorary Graduands and Honorary Fellows during the 2014 graduation ceremonies, held from 26 August to 5 ...
11 Sep, 2014
  • As the countdown begins to the opening of Science Gallery London on the Guy's Campus, a new space where science and art collide, the team is giving students, staff and the local community a taste of ...
11 Sep, 2014
  • A child who has gone to pre-school has more chance of getting better exam results and ultimately earning higher wages, according to new research undertaken by academics at the Institute of Education ...
11 Sep, 2014
  • Financial News names Brendan Callan among young stars in trading and ...
11 Sep, 2014
  • A London Business School economist has been awarded the first Carl Menger Prize in recognition of her contribution to monetary macroeconomic and policy ...
10 Sep, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London students enrolled on the new two-year MA Advanced Chinese Studies programme will spend six months at Zhejiang University as part of their ...
10 Sep, 2014
  • The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded for its commitment to gender equality, in an extension of the highly successful ...
10 Sep, 2014
  • The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, today met a group of 10 students with disabilities from King's College London who are in India to share knowledge and experiences on disability as part of an ...
10 Sep, 2014
  • More than 23,000 days of lost productivity due to 2012/2013 epidemics in ...
10 Sep, 2014
  • More than 23,000 days of lost productivity due to 2012/2013 epidemics in ...
9 Sep, 2014
  • Leading historians and political experts debate the significance of global empires in World War One in the context of a more inclusive history curriculum at a public round table at SOAS, University ...
9 Sep, 2014
  • The MA in Intensive South Asian Studies and the course 'Contemporary Punjab: Society and Culture across Borders', run by the SOAS South Asia Institute, will be starting this academic ...
9 Sep, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London has been recognised for its commitment to researcher development by retaining the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award at the two-year ...
9 Sep, 2014
  • King's College London Mathematics School has opened its doors to a first cohort of 68 students. The specialist school is the first of its kind: a state-funded school for mathematicians aged 16-19, ...
9 Sep, 2014
  • Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Professor Graham Thornicroft and Dr Max Henderson of the IoPPN at King's today launched the Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) Annual Report - Public Mental Health Priorities: ...
9 Sep, 2014
  • Today’s sloths might be known as slow, small animals, but their ancestors developed large body sizes at an amazing rate, according to an evolutionary reconstruction published today in BMC ...
9 Sep, 2014
  • There are two distinct pathways involved in the development of callous unemotional (CU) traits in young teenagers – one primarily linked to environmental risk factors, the other to genetic ones – ...
9 Sep, 2014
  • The dangers of short-term ...
8 Sep, 2014
  • A stripped down version of the drumming robot developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has delivered its first public appearance, playing along with a young audience ...
8 Sep, 2014
  • More than 100 free-to-attend events in over 60 venues nationwide read ...
8 Sep, 2014
  • Professor Terence Stephenson (UCL Institute of Child Health) has been appointed as the new Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC), the independent regulator of the UK's ...
6 Sep, 2014
  • A large international and interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Centre of World Christianity, explored the impact of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements on development ...
5 Sep, 2014
  • Women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two to three times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals ...
5 Sep, 2014
  • The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine has received a Bronze award from the Equality Challenge Unit for their progress in advancing gender equality in arts, humanities and social ...
5 Sep, 2014
  • World leading tobacco experts, including Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of ...
5 Sep, 2014
  • World leading tobacco experts argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and ...
5 Sep, 2014
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5 Sep, 2014
  • Tests and assessments carried out at school are often seen as a way of predicting how well a child will do later on in life. However, new research from Professor Richard Cowan, Institute of Education ...
4 Sep, 2014
  • John Hollingworth, Galleries and Exhibition Manager at the Brunei Gallery, was recently invited to act as judge for the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts in Beijing. John was asked to attend ...
4 Sep, 2014
  • SOAS, along with just four other universities in the UK, has been awarded a ‘Bronze level’ institutional charter mark by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) for progress made in advancing gender ...
4 Sep, 2014
  • A round up of this week's media ...
4 Sep, 2014
  • Our Junior Academy students have had a busy and exciting summer. A highlight for many has been performing at the BBC Proms with the National Youth Orchestra. The virtuosic programme of 20th century ...
4 Sep, 2014
  • Two projects from Queen Mary University of London highlighting innovation in teaching have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education ...
4 Sep, 2014
  • In response to recent media coverage about UCL's presence in Qatar, the following letter was published in ...
4 Sep, 2014
  • UCL has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year ...
4 Sep, 2014
  • The Institute of Education (IOE) has been shortlisted in the prestigious 'University of the Year' category of the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) ...
4 Sep, 2014
  • Fiscal flexibility is a start but more must be done to avoid a lost ...
3 Sep, 2014
  • The current way of diagnosing type-2 diabetes using blood glucose levels needs to be revised, research by scientists from The University of Manchester and King's College London ...
3 Sep, 2014
  • Cleo Blackman works for Department for International ...