News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

22 Jul, 2016
  • Dates of Summer School: 23 July – 2 August 2016 This Summer School, open to international but especially Indonesian students, will study aspects of premodern Javanese Art History, from the ...
30 Jun, 2016
  • Researchers from the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King's College London have shed light on how we perceive and recognise specific visual ...
30 Jun, 2016
  • King's College London is one of 14 institutions to have retained the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission after their four year ...
30 Jun, 2016
  • A drug already approved for leukaemia patients could also be used to treat a specific type of ovarian cancer, according to new ...
30 Jun, 2016
  • LBS expert says public needs anchors as much as markets do It is not only the financial markets that abhor uncertainty, a London Business School leadership expert has warned as British politics ...
30 Jun, 2016
  • Opportunities bring optimism, says LBS expert Low taxes, low regulation and skilled labour will ensure the UK retains its position as an attractive business and financial centre in a post-Brexit ...
29 Jun, 2016
  • SOAS University of London will be honouring a Queen’s Gold Medal winning poet, Afghan education activist, leading curator and cultural historian and three notable academics at the 2016 ...
29 Jun, 2016
  • Developing campaigns that are relevant to different cultures is vital to make sure more people from all ethnic groups across England get cancer symptoms checked out early, according to research ...
29 Jun, 2016
  • King's is saddened to hear about the attacks at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport which killed 42 people and injured 239 people on Tuesday 28 ...
29 Jun, 2016
  • Sound waves that the human ear can’t detect help animals create a picture of unfamiliar environments. Now, researchers believe sound waves could be a surprising way of helping us select the best ...
29 Jun, 2016
  • Lecturer in Community and Voluntary Sector Studies to undertake 12-month study at Pittsburgh Theological ...
29 Jun, 2016
  • ICPR publication proposes radical re-think on the use of imprisonment worldwide and offers alternative model for the ...
29 Jun, 2016
  • New research highlights potential public health impact of high profile health stories in the ...
29 Jun, 2016
  • New research highlights potential public health impact of high profile health stories in the ...
29 Jun, 2016
  • LBS economist calls for damage control to protect the euro A London Business School expert is among a prominent group of economists calling for damage control, particularly in relation to the euro, ...
28 Jun, 2016
  • Our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years, according to UCL ...
28 Jun, 2016
  • Drop level from 10% risk to 4% to extend lives of more women, say ...
28 Jun, 2016
  • LBS expert explains why emotion beats logic and hope beats fear Reflecting on the EU referendum, a London Business School strategist explains why deep expertise and ...
28 Jun, 2016
  • Drop level from 10% risk to 4% to extend lives of more women, say ...
27 Jun, 2016
  • Birkbeck is hosting the 19th annual Uddevalla Symposium on entrepreneurship and innovation between 30th June and 2nd July – the first time the conference has been held in the ...
27 Jun, 2016
  • As a globally connected university, the University of London has a long tradition of welcoming students and staff from the European Union and across the world. The outcome of the referendum will not ...
27 Jun, 2016
  • Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a scientific laboratory? Jamie Dean, a PhD student at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, gives us a glimpse into the day to day work of an ...
27 Jun, 2016
  • The first black actor to play Othello in Britain (in1828) and London’s little known Cross Bones Graveyard, the last resting place for paupers and prostitutes, feature in this year’s Being ...
26 Jun, 2016
  • Our Director was vigorous and robust in her support for continued membership of the EU. Membership has benefits for UK Higher Education and for our staff and students who come from the UK, a range of ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • As a globally connected university, we have a long tradition of welcoming students and staff ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • Dr Christine Patch has been named as the next President of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG). The appointment was announced at the Society's annual conference, held at the end of May in ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • UCL, UCLU and UCL, Cut the Rent (UCL-CTR) have today announced they have reached an agreement that will end the current rent strike, which has been running since January this year. UCL’s offer, to ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • The outcome of the referendum is now known. While UCL did not take a formal position during the referendum campaign, I have given my personal view and you will have heard many other voices from the ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • A message to King's staff and students from Professor Edward Byrne AC, President & Principal of King's College ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • Birkbeck will continue to welcome students, staff and visitors from across the EU and further ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy is the latest golfer to pull out of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games due to concerns over Zika. McIlroy explained that although he acknowledged the likelihood of ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • LBS experts comment on outcome of EU referendum The Leave vote in the EU referendum could see a drop in GDP of up to four per cent and years of economic uncertainty, according to London Business ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy is the latest golfer to pull out of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games due to concerns over Zika. McIlroy explained that although he acknowledged the likelihood of ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy is the latest golfer to pull out of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games due to concerns over Zika. McIlroy explained that although he acknowledged the likelihood of ...
24 Jun, 2016
  • Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy is the latest golfer to pull out of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games due to concerns over Zika. McIlroy explained that although he acknowledged the likelihood of ...
23 Jun, 2016
  • A round-up of this week's ...
23 Jun, 2016
  • A top level global humanities event is coming to Senate House, University of London. ...
23 Jun, 2016
  • A team of students from UCL have been announced as winners of a national competition for creating new digital tools and apps for ...
23 Jun, 2016
  • A top level global humanities event is coming to Senate House, University of London. The international Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) is one of the largest gatherings of ...
23 Jun, 2016
  • King's Geography PhD student Briony Turner has been crowned this year's prestigious Impact Champion from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for her work on Intrepid ...
23 Jun, 2016
  • Experts from King's College London have been commenting on various topics in the run up to, during and following the EU Referendum. On this page you will find links to videos, podcasts, infographics ...
23 Jun, 2016
  • Kinesins are vital components in the mechanics of cell division, and are emerging as feasible targets for cancer drug development. Liz Burtally finds out more about kinesin inhibitors, and what ...
22 Jun, 2016
  • Eight staff members selected for annual award ...
22 Jun, 2016
  • Harness the power of photography and share your experiences from around the Middle ...
22 Jun, 2016
  • A landmark study has given the most detailed picture yet of the genetics of bowel cancer — the UK's fourth most common ...
22 Jun, 2016
  • In a review of research on the effect of meal patterns on health, the few studies available suggest that eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, type ...
22 Jun, 2016
  • Amr Sobhy is recognised for his innovative work in visualising the Egyptian ...
21 Jun, 2016
  • A shorter course of prostate cancer radiotherapy, involving fewer hospital visits and higher individual doses of radiotherapy, is as effective as the current standard treatment for both survival and ...
21 Jun, 2016
  • Investors anticipate hit to economy The only certainty about a ‘Brexit’ is uncertainty, according to a London Business School economist. Writing in Forbes, Linda Yueh, Adjunct ...
20 Jun, 2016
  • Birkbeck students take steps to career success through preparation for CFA ...
20 Jun, 2016
  • Entrepreneurial students come together for two-day boot camp held in the offices of London’s Mayor, City ...
20 Jun, 2016
  • To acknowledge this year of Shakespearean celebrations, the annual conference theme in 2016 will ...
20 Jun, 2016
  • Venus has an ‘electric wind’ strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping the planet of its oceans, according ...
20 Jun, 2016
  • LBS Masters in Finance alumni achieve highest salaries London Business School is today ranked in the top two (2) post-experience Masters in Finance programmes in the world, by the 2016 Financial ...
17 Jun, 2016
  • Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann, of Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, has been awarded the Wolfson History Prize for his book on the history of Nazi concentration ...
16 Jun, 2016
  • A round up of this week's news ...
16 Jun, 2016
  • Academic publication reveals unregulated nature of the profession in an increasingly globalised sports ...
16 Jun, 2016
  • People's use of the BBC iPlayer in the UK appears to be affected by regional broadband speeds, according to a King's College London study of 1.9bn iPlayer logs across the ...
16 Jun, 2016
  • The Institute of Cancer Research, London, will be the first research organisation in the UK to receive a new type of high-tech microscope, allowing scientists to view dynamic cellular processes in ...
16 Jun, 2016
  • Children with disabilities living in Malawi and Uganda are particularly at risk of experiencing high levels of violence, according to a new report by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...
16 Jun, 2016
  • Children with disabilities living in Malawi and Uganda are particularly at risk of experiencing high levels of violence, according to a new report by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...
16 Jun, 2016
  • Children with disabilities living in Malawi and Uganda are particularly at risk of experiencing high levels of violence, according to a new report by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...
16 Jun, 2016
  • Children with disabilities living in Malawi and Uganda are particularly at risk of experiencing high levels of violence, according to a new report by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...
15 Jun, 2016
  • The SOAS Centenary time capsule competition winners, alumna Alison Judge (BA Japanese, 1994), has asked to donate her prize to Refugee ...
15 Jun, 2016
  • SOAS University of London’s renowned music summer school starts next week offering an array of workshops, taster sessions and master classes. From the sacred rhythms and chants of Afro-Cuban ...
15 Jun, 2016
  • SOAS University of London PhD graduate Dr James Eastwood is the joint winner of British International Studies Association's best doctoral thesis prize for ...
15 Jun, 2016
  • UCL’s LGBTQ+ rainbow flag has been flying at half-mast above the UCL portico as a gesture of condolence and solidarity with those affected by mass shooting in Pulse, the LGBTQ nightclub in ...
15 Jun, 2016
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could monitor aggressive cancer that has spread to the bone anywhere in the body, a new study ...
15 Jun, 2016
  • Scientists have made a crucial discovery into how monkey malaria infects humans, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
15 Jun, 2016
  • Scientists have made a crucial discovery into how monkey malaria infects humans, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
15 Jun, 2016
  • Scientists have made a crucial discovery into how monkey malaria infects humans, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
15 Jun, 2016
  • • £25 million donated to secure the School’s future in historic Regent’s Park home • London Business School smashes £100 million target in its first ever fundraising campaign Jim Ratcliffe, British chemical engineer and industrialist has today donated £25 million to secure London Business School’s home at Sussex Place, Regent’s Park for the next 125 years. London Business School successfully redeveloped the war-damaged Sussex Place on the edge of Regent’s Park in the late 1960s, creating a balance between the splendour of the Grade I listed John Nash terrace and modern architectural styles. More than 40 years later, the School has grown from a small residential school of business education, to a global leader in management education and it is consistently ranked among the top ten business schools in the world. In recognition of his achievements and in honour of his gift, the School will name its principal Nash terraced building the Ratcliffe Building. Jim Ratcliffe has been Chairman of INEOS since 1998 and has nearly 40 years’ experience in the chemicals industry. Jim began his career with Exxon Chemicals and completed his MBA at London Business School in 1980 before moving to Courtaulds. From Courtaulds he joined Advent International and then Inspec. Mr Ratcliffe said: “I owe a lot to London Business School and I have fond memories of studying there. It’s a magnificent building and I’m delighted to be able to help the School secure its future.” Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean, London Business School, said: “Jim has had a remarkable career, building a huge business in a field where many others have failed. His incredibly generous gift means that future generations of students, many of whom will aspire to accomplish what Jim has achieved, will have the benefit of studying in one of London’s most beautiful and historically important buildings. We are proud to call London our home and Jim’s generosity helps to ensure that we maintain our contribution to London’s world city status.” The gift from Ratcliffe comes just six weeks before the School closes its first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which was to raise £100 million by 2018. The Campaign total has already exceeded £125 million thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the School. It was launched to fund capital investment, attract world class faculty, double its scholarships offering, invest in the latest technology and secure unrestricted funds in support of the School’s strategic priorities. The Hon Apurv Bagri, London Business School’s Campaign Chairman, Chairman of the School’s Governing Body and Managing Director of Metdist Group, said: “The School’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign has been a huge success. This has been possible because of the support of our community, alumni and friends like Jim who believe in the vision and future of this great school. I’m confident his outstanding gift will encourage others in our community to be part of something extraordinary.”
15 Jun, 2016
  • Scientists have made a crucial discovery into how monkey malaria infects humans, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
14 Jun, 2016
  • Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related ...
14 Jun, 2016
  • A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by ...
14 Jun, 2016
  • with Joanna David, Edward Fox and Dominic ...
14 Jun, 2016
  • Project will further understanding of the independent museum sector's ...
14 Jun, 2016
  • Senate House Library will be hosting an intimate and unique evening of study and performance as Professor Sir Brian Vickers leads an exploration of Shakespeare's sonnets. Sir Brian will be joined ...
14 Jun, 2016
  • Changing the intensity of radiotherapy to protect the salivary glands could help treat a rare type of head and neck cancer and improve patients’ day-to-day lives, a new study ...
13 Jun, 2016
  • Few 20th-century conflicts were as ideologically and emotionally charged as the Spanish Civil War which lasted three years from 1936–39. Fewer still can claim to have united a generation of ...
13 Jun, 2016
  • Professor of Human Development appointed OBE for services to social ...
13 Jun, 2016
  • A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika – based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been ...
13 Jun, 2016
  • One in four patients with COPD referred for exercise rehabilitation are frail, but nevertheless can respond favourably to rehabilitation and their frailty can be reversed, finds a new study led by ...
11 Jun, 2016
  • A number of staff from across King's College London and King's Health Partners have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours this ...
11 Jun, 2016
  • Professor Nazneen Rahman, a world-leading scientist from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to medical ...
10 Jun, 2016
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10 Jun, 2016
  • Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of London, has been made a Companion of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on 11 June ...
10 Jun, 2016
  • Introducing peanut-containing foods during infancy as a peanut allergy prevention strategy does not compromise the duration of breastfeeding or affect children's growth and nutritional intakes, new ...
10 Jun, 2016
  • Drugs currently being trialled in cancer patients have been used to successfully target an autoimmune condition in mice at UCL and King’s ...
10 Jun, 2016
  • PhD Psychology student Suzi Godson has been shortlisted for the 2016 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship ...