News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

17 Oct, 2014
  • A student on a short-term placement at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has led development of a new tool to visualise and analyse complex genetics data ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Inspirational colleagues from across King's – whose talents span the arts, business, science and medicine – have been named among the Evening Standard's annual list of 'The 1000 most influential ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London’s Principal has joined university leaders from across the country in outlining their conviction that equality and diversity are integral to a university’s ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Every year the QMUL Centre for Public Engagement distributes Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) awards to support activities that bring new audiences to the work being done here at the ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Leading figures recognised for their contribution to College ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Historical Research was officially reopened by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, on Tuesday 14 October. read ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Education's (IOE) Music for Life Project has won the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Arts and Health Award. The award recognises excellent creative arts initiatives that ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • New analysis exploring how parents' relationships affect fathers' interaction with their children has found that fathers who are in a happy, affectionate relationship are more likely to talk ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • National Bank of Oman Chairman to speak at London Business ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • London Business School behavioural expert receives George Petitpas ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • CPI falls to a five-year low, but is deflation a genuine concern for the ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists at King's College London, the University of Manchester, and the University of Liverpool have found that an infant's preference for a person's face, rather than an object, is associated ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • Robbery on buses, hijacked delivery vehicles, muggings on the street, and demands for protection money. This is every day urban violence; a quiet epidemic which plagues Latin American ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • A film made by two former Queen Mary University of London students has made its UK debut at the BFI London Film Festival 2014, the UK’s biggest celebration of international ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists from QMUL, UCL, Zoological Society of London, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid, tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • New research sheds light on the working conditions of au pairs in the ...
16 Oct, 2014
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15 Oct, 2014
  • The annual Indonesia Kontemporer takes place this weekend on 18 October at the Russell Square campus of SOAS, University of ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Staff, students and the public are being urged to come to two free performances by leading sound artists happening on campus in the next two weeks. The performances are part of the pre-opening ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Cassini spacecraft received the equivalent of a 200 volt electric shock from the electrostatically charged surface of Saturn’s moon, Hyperion, confirming that objects in the outer Solar System can ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Where can you find novelist, psychogeographer and ‘modern flâneur’ Will Self on the same bill as Al Murray, the nation’s most famous pub landlord, alongside some of the ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Bacteria for some of the UK's most prevalent illnesses were found on the hands of ten King's students in a Longitude Prize experiment to mark Global Handwashing ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • Dr Ben Murtagh, Senior Lecturer in Indonesian and Malay at SOAS, University of London recently spoke at Q! Film Festival in Jakarta about his latest book Genders and Sexualities in Indonesian ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics, recently addressed the Colombian government on lessons learned from peace and justice processes in central Africa. Dr Clark was ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • In a rare appearance, the world’s foremost specialist in the arts of India, the Himalayas and South East Asia, Dr Pratapaditya Pal, will give a lecture at SOAS, University of London on 5 November ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • All 22 intrepid runners for The Institute of Cancer Research successfully completed Sunday’s gruelling 13-mile Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise vital funds for our ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • The 'Curing Cancer' documentary broadcast on Channel 4 on the 15 October follows four UCLH patients taking part in trials of advanced cancer treatments, from the labs of the UCL Cancer Institute to ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • Being physically active three times a week reduces the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, according to new UCL research undertaken as part of the Public Health Research ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • A drug which can block the activity of a common mutation in cancer has shown promise in its first patient trial, a new study ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • Ada Lovelace Day is an annual celebration of the contributions of women to science, technology engineering, and mathematics. This year we wanted to keep our celebrations close to home by giving some ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • London Business School honorary degree recipient is 75th ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London will host a workshop entitled ‘Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools’ in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-14 February 2015. The ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • SOAS PhD Nohoudh Scholar, and founder of Ramadan Tent Project, Omar Salhi has been a part of the organising team for the upcoming 3rd Turkish Arab Youth Congress, which will take place in Istanbul ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • The Department of Music at SOAS, University of London, the largest and leading centre in Europe for the study of world music, has announced dates for its hugely popular Concert Series ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Earlier this year, Abdi-Wali Gurey, a former part-time PhD student in Politics and International Relations at SOAS, put his studies on hold in order to return to his homeland of Somalia and run for ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL funded by the ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Poor oral health affecting athletes’ general health and performance shows ‘no signs of improvement’ and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM), ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Healthcare systems expert, Robin Gauld, takes up his new role in London as the 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor this month. He will be based at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • London Business School survey finds executives are playing catch ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • Charles Bolden, the head of NASA, visited UCL Academy on Thursday 9 October ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • The ICR is currently recruiting for a range of fully funded four-year PhD studentships. Read about how our PhD students contribute to our cutting-edge research and why the ICR is a great place to ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • Major therapeutic innovation and the ensuing significant clinical benefit require the discovery of truly novel drugs that act on molecular targets that are previously ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • New project aims to increase number of teachers trained to teach ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • The 'Critical Work Placements' toolkit was launched on Thursday 9 ...
10 Oct, 2014
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10 Oct, 2014
  • The ideal cost per dose for a new meningitis vaccine is between £3 and £22, only if several favourable factors all coincide, according to a study co-authored by researchers from the ...
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10 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Education (IOE) will host a conference today, Saturday 11 October, to mark the centenary celebrations of the birth of the inspirational educator Harry ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Simon Marginson is the first academic outside the United States to present the University of California's Clark Kerr lecture ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • The ideal cost per dose for a new meningitis vaccine is between £3 and £22, only if several favourable factors all coincide, according to a study co-authored by researchers from the ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language is seeking short pieces ('notes') for inclusion in Volume ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • A round up of this week's of ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • King's College London is part of the ENIGMA Project - a major global initiative, funded by the US National Institutes of Health, that will bring together brain scans and DNA from 30,000 people at ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Seven King's students travel to Geneva this week to take part in the 2014 UNICA Student Conference at the University of ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Scan the TV schedules for cooking shows, Google the word ‘recipes’ (4.5 million hits) and you’ll notice we’ve become a nation of gastro enthusiasts. But what if you want to do ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Children’s incorrect assumptions about maths and science will be challenged in a major study led by neuroscientists at ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • The ICR has been campaigning for changes to the EU Paediatric Regulation, which we believe could make a real difference to the number of new cancer drugs which enter clinical trials in children. Here ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Birkbeck alumnus Richard Burr competed in The Great British Bake Off ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • UCL students have received a very high volume of spam emails overnight. Updates on this situation will be posted on this ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • King's College London, in collaboration with the BBC, is launching a major Cultural Enquiry into the role partnership plays in enabling publicly funded cultural institutions to enhance the quality ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Why do children from East Asian countries excel academically? It is a question that has long intrigued and worried Western education policymakers in equal ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Education (IOE)'s, London Centre for Leadership in Learning launched The Research and Development Network on Tuesday 16 September at an event at Swiss Cottage Learning ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Children's incorrect assumptions about maths and science will be challenged in a major study to be carried out by the Institute of Education (IOE) and Birkbeck College, University of ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • New book The Spark tackles innovation ...
8 Oct, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London scores highly in The Times & Sunday Times University League Table 2015 with nearly all subjects ranked in the top 25 in the ...
8 Oct, 2014
  • The Doctoral School and the Research Students’ Association are pleased to announce openings for a new editorial board of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate ...
8 Oct, 2014
  • Postgraduate students are invited to contribute to an edited book written for prospective and current graduate students by a mix of graduate students and those who have recently completed their ...
8 Oct, 2014
  • Each year, the ICR runs a science writing competition among our scientists and students – and here is 2014’s winning ...
8 Oct, 2014
  • The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has awarded the Edgar Gentilli Prize to Dr Neha Pathak, a QMUL academic clinical fellow, for her research on a urine test for cervical ...
8 Oct, 2014
  • Licence conditions imposed by the health sector regulator, Monitor, on NHS foundation trusts in England will lead to a reduction in hospital community services under the guise of ‘continuity’, ...
8 Oct, 2014
  • Alumni celebrations in almost 100 cities mark the School’s 50th ...
7 Oct, 2014
  • The UK Constitutional Law Association have announced the establishment of the UKCLA Public Law PhD ...
7 Oct, 2014
  • SOAS alumnus Lesetja Kganyago has been has been appointed as the next governor of the South African Reserve ...
7 Oct, 2014
  • Over the past 20 years, the use of cannabis has become almost as common as tobacco among adolescents & young adults. A new review by Prof Wayne Hall at King's College London summarises the evidence ...
7 Oct, 2014
  • Merck Serono, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), and the Wellcome Trust, London, today announced a co-development and license agreement building on two independent research programs at both the ...
7 Oct, 2014
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7 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Chris Husbands gave a keynote speech yesterday at a conference in Paris, organised by UNESCO to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of World Teachers' ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • SOAS’ Brunei Gallery, member of the Bloomsbury Museum Mile, is taking part in a promotional competition to encourage children and the general public to visit many, if not all of, central London’s ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • A remarkable day of recruitment activities spanned five countries and three ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • Professor John O’Keefe, Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour at UCL, has today been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • Microbubbles are being used with ultrasound to create microscopic maps of blood vessels, in a new technique being developed by King's College London and Imperial College ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • Latest news from the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Trust: The Richards Lewis/Jean Shanks Trust has launched an annual scholarship to be administered by the Royal Academy of Music for any voice type with ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • British Gut – the UK's largest open-source science project to understand the microbial diversity of the human gut – has been launched today by the Department of Twin Research at King's College ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • The first Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize at the University of London has been awarded to Hazel Wilkinson, a PhD student in English Literature at University College London, for her collection ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists from UCL, Stanford Engineering, Google, Chalmers and Mozilla Research have built a new system that protects Internet users’ privacy whilst increasing the flexibility for web developers ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • New analysis of first outbreak in 1976 shows community transmission played significant ...
6 Oct, 2014
  • New analysis of first outbreak in 1976 shows community transmission played significant ...
5 Oct, 2014
  • Scott Redford newly appointed Nasser D. Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London has been awarded a two-year grant of $335,000 by the Getty Foundation to explore ...