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 ...
31 Aug, 2016
  • The Hon Julia Gillard, who served as Prime Minister of Australia from June 2010 to June 2013, has joined King's College London as a Visiting Professor. She will work closely with the Policy Institute ...
30 Aug, 2016
  • SOAS University of London’s South Asia Institute hosts a special centenary conference weekend this month with Sufi music, poetry and lectures and panel discussions examining the heritage and ...
30 Aug, 2016
  • The greatest threat to sustainable groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic Basin is contamination and not depletion, according to a study co-authored by UCL researchers and published this week in ...
30 Aug, 2016
  • An international study involving UCL has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function ...
30 Aug, 2016
  • Every year, the ICR invites applications for our summer studentship scheme allowing undergraduate students to sample life in a cancer research laboratory. In this post, Helen Craig explores the ...
28 Aug, 2016
  • Students from the MA program in International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London will be meeting senior officials from UN Women to discuss the implementation of their findings on ...
26 Aug, 2016
  • 190,000 children and young people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark will see their local health services transformed by an innovative change programme funded by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and delivered in partnership with King's College London.
26 Aug, 2016
  • Application hotline and general switchboard still ...
26 Aug, 2016
  • Professors Mulvey and Warner are the only two living British women included in ...
26 Aug, 2016
  • Findings of new study mean planet may once have had an environment able to support ...
26 Aug, 2016
  • Scientists encourage travellers to make sure they are ‘Bug Body Ready’ to avoid ...
26 Aug, 2016
  • Scientists encourage travellers to make sure they are ‘Bug Body Ready’ to avoid ...
25 Aug, 2016
  • A round-up of this week's ...
25 Aug, 2016
  • Scientists have shown that a drug combination slows cancer cell growth in a type of non-small cell lung cancer when tested in the lab, offering potential for developing new treatments in the ...
25 Aug, 2016
  • The winners of the WMH 2016 Youth Award in Health Research and Science Communication spent two days in the Section of Women's Mental Health in August ...
25 Aug, 2016
  • Dr Christopher Tape, a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the ICR, ponders the limitations of a reductionist approach in cancer biology and looks at how new approaches might provide for a more ...
25 Aug, 2016
  • A large international study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries has revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity, and men with psychosis are over two ...
25 Aug, 2016
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24 Aug, 2016
  • Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS University of London, is the subject of a new two-part documentary on the Arabic television channel Al ...
24 Aug, 2016
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24 Aug, 2016
  • Extensive systems of fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about ...
23 Aug, 2016
  • SOAS University of London will be hosting a conference on sociologist Max Weber’s classical work Hinduism and Buddhism next month, in collaboration with Max Weber Studies, German Historical ...
23 Aug, 2016
  • The University of London is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr to ...
23 Aug, 2016
  • In this Science Talk blog post, Claire Bithell looks at what our latest research about HRT and breast cancer means for ...
23 Aug, 2016
  • Shami Chakrabarti CBE – one of the UK’s foremost human rights campaigners – is to receive an honorary degree from the University of London in this year’s School of Advanced ...
23 Aug, 2016
  • The effect of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies, according to a new ...
22 Aug, 2016
  • A team led by Professor Mushtaq Khan, Professor of Economics at SOAS University of London, has been awarded a £6 million contract by the Department for International Development (DFID) to lead ...
22 Aug, 2016
  • If watching the stunning displays of athleticism in the Olympics inspired you to become more physically active, then why not consider becoming part of Team ICR? You could take part in one or more of ...
22 Aug, 2016
  • 190,000 children and young people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark will see their local health services transformed by an innovative change programme funded by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and delivered in partnership with King's College London.
22 Aug, 2016
  • Ten pigtails of hair thought to be from seven mutineers of "Mutiny on the Bounty" fame and three of their female Polynesian companions will be analysed in a new collaboration between the Pitcairn ...
22 Aug, 2016
  • Making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative is likely to make it more satisfying to work with and lead to users trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes, a new UCL-led ...
21 Aug, 2016
  • On 18 February 2016, the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang officially started its refurbishment project marking the centennial anniversary of its establishment. Founded by the French Institute of ...
18 Aug, 2016
  • SOAS University of London will be offering a new online programme, MA Global Diplomacy (South Asia), from this ...
18 Aug, 2016
  • SOAS University of London language scholar Donovan McGrath consulted on a new play ‘They Drink It In the Congo’, currently showing at the Almeida Theatre until 1 ...
18 Aug, 2016
  • Students at King's College London Mathematics School (KCLMS) celebrated their A-level results today with 100% receiving an A* or A grade in Mathematics, including 83% gaining an ...
18 Aug, 2016
  • UCL has risen to 17th place in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, retaining its position as one of only three UK ...
18 Aug, 2016
  • The third Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize at the University of London has been awarded to Clara Tait, a part-time MSc Psychology student at Birkbeck, for her collection ‘These were the ...
18 Aug, 2016
  • New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who ...
17 Aug, 2016
  • Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, suggests a new study of almost 2,000 ...
17 Aug, 2016
  • With temperatures soaring across the UK, our ability to detect and avoid places that are too warm is vital for regulating our body temperature. However, until now, little was known about the ...
17 Aug, 2016
  • The opportunity to gain a University of London undergraduate degree in three years, whilst working in the day, is proving a popular alternative route to higher ...
17 Aug, 2016
  • A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at ...
17 Aug, 2016
  • Scientists recognised for outstanding contributions to the science of ...
16 Aug, 2016
  • Elite state schools in London and the South-East of England have become 'feeder schools' to Oxbridge, increasing inequality in access to England's top universities, according to new research by a ...
16 Aug, 2016
  • Professor Bonnie Wallace’s research and teaching successes celebrated at day-long ...
16 Aug, 2016
  • A new study co-authored by Birkbeck casts doubt over claims that people are inherently over-optimistic or ‘optimistically biased’ about the ...
11 Aug, 2016
  • A round-up of this week's ...
11 Aug, 2016
  • Scientists have identified how an inherited genetic variant, associated with an increased risk of developing the most common type of leukaemia, helps cancer cells ...
11 Aug, 2016
  • Mice are likely to freeze at the sight of small slow-moving shapes and flee from fast approaching ones, finds new UCL ...
11 Aug, 2016
  • In a world increasingly dominated by the QWERTY keyboard, UCL computer scientists have developed software which may spark the comeback of the handwritten word by analysing the handwriting of any ...
11 Aug, 2016
  • A new rapid fluorescent 3-D imaging system developed by UCL and Imperial College London scientists offers a non-invasive approach to accurately monitor tumour development in adult ...
11 Aug, 2016
  • New £1.4m trial investigates if sexual health support via text can reduce STIs among young ...
11 Aug, 2016
  • New £1.4m trial investigates if sexual health support via text can reduce STIs among young ...
10 Aug, 2016
  • A special issue of the journal, Himalayan Linguistics has been published as an outcome of SOAS University of London’s ‘Tibetan in Digital Communication’ project ...
10 Aug, 2016
  • SOAS University of London took part in Curious? Futures last month, a festival fusing science, art and ...
10 Aug, 2016
  • Some 84% of final year undergraduates are satisfied with their overall experience at UCL – a rise of 1% on last year, the latest National Student Survey results ...
10 Aug, 2016
  • Research reveals and explains extensive differences between UK and US versions of David Mitchell’s 2004 novel, Cloud ...
10 Aug, 2016
  • From the emotive to the blunt, the 800 left-wing political pamphlets assembled by leading labour and trade union historian Henry Pelling are a treasure trove of UK history. And they have just been ...
10 Aug, 2016
  • Birkbeck has been rated number one in the country for overall course satisfaction in six subject areas, according to the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS), announced today (10 ...
10 Aug, 2016
  • Migrants face the similar extreme exploitation, occupational health risks and harm due to terrible living conditions, as those experienced by people who have been trafficked, according to a new ...
10 Aug, 2016
  • Migrants face the similar extreme exploitation, occupational health risks and harm due to terrible living conditions, as those experienced by people who have been trafficked, according to a new ...
9 Aug, 2016
  • Student satisfaction at SOAS in 2016 has risen across every single one of the seven areas measured by the National Student Survey - and in 22 out of the 23 NSS ...
9 Aug, 2016
  • UCL has awarded design services contracts to Stanton Williams and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for two sites in the first phase of its new UCL East campus which will be built at Queen Elizabeth ...
9 Aug, 2016
  • Birkbeck has added to its programme of free events, workshops and lectures running this summer at the 639 Centre in ...
9 Aug, 2016
  • Combining radiotherapy with a virus that targets cancer cells kicks both treatments into overdrive to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer, a new study ...
5 Aug, 2016
  • GEDS signs Memorandum of Understanding with the School of Planning and Architecture, New ...
5 Aug, 2016
  • Genetic testing of patients with a rare form of cancer that can affect children and young adults can pick out genetic errors hidden in their family tree which increase the risk of a wide variety of ...
4 Aug, 2016
  • School of Law has now moved to Senate House North ...
4 Aug, 2016
  • Emeritus Professor Colin Shindler has published a submission on the historical relationship between Labour and Zionism to the Chakrabarti ...
4 Aug, 2016
  • King's has worked with design and technology consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership to develop a novel steerable catheter which King's researchers have designed. The catheter is designed to ...
4 Aug, 2016
  • Congratulations to all those students who have received their A-Level results and will be coming to UCL to study. We very much look forward to welcoming ...
4 Aug, 2016
  • King's in partnership with Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London awarded ESRC Doctoral Training ...
4 Aug, 2016
  • The University is shocked by the tragic events that took place in Russell Square last night ...
4 Aug, 2016
  • Professor Klaus Nielsen uses novel measures to predict countries’ success in Rio 2016 Summer Olympic ...
4 Aug, 2016
  • Despite major breakthroughs in creating innovative cancer drugs, there is still an urgent need to explore more treatment options. Liz Burtally finds out how researchers are now looking outside the ...
3 Aug, 2016
  • Climaxing, erectile dysfunction and lack of interest in sex are main issues, with young people rarely seeking professional ...
3 Aug, 2016
  • Climaxing, erectile dysfunction and lack of interest in sex are main issues, with young people rarely seeking professional ...
2 Aug, 2016
  • Professor Jane Winters, chair in digital humanities at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, has been elected a council member of the UK’s leading organisation for ...
2 Aug, 2016
  • A major project is underway to introduce a new generation library discovery catalogue ...
2 Aug, 2016
  • The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is committed to training the next generation of cancer researchers. But why do our supporters choose to fund our PhD students? Graham Shaw spoke to head and ...
1 Aug, 2016
  • The fellowship and honorary fellowship of King's College London has been presented to 14 distinguished individuals at graduation ceremonies this ...
1 Aug, 2016
  • Professor Janice Rymer from the GKT School of Medical Education and Division of Women's Health, has been elected as one of the five new Vice-Presidents of the Royal College of Obstetricians and ...
29 Jul, 2016
  • Over 800 Shakespeare scholars from almost fifty countries will gather at King's College London next week as the university co-hosts the 10th World Shakespeare Congress to explore and honour the ...
29 Jul, 2016
  • Theatre and Drama student Karen Hobbs was diagnosed with cancer during her studies, and used the experience to develop a show for the Edinburgh ...
29 Jul, 2016
  • Birkbeck and Media Reform Coalition study finds twice as much airtime given to critical, rather than supportive, ...
29 Jul, 2016
  • The SOAS, Department of Economics Class of 2016 comprises of 118 undergraduate students, 71 MSc students and 16 doctoral students that were awarded degrees in ...
29 Jul, 2016
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29 Jul, 2016
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29 Jul, 2016
  • Honorary awards recognise excellence London Business School has conferred honorary awards to Olivier Blanchard and Neil Woodford CBE. Olivier Blanchard has been awarded an Honorary Degree and ...
28 Jul, 2016
  • It’s time to dust off your treasures for a great, free day out as BBC One’s ever-popular ...
28 Jul, 2016
  • ‘On Chris Marshall’s Wheel’ – gathered Professor Marshall’s friends, colleagues, peers and mentees to hear about some of the science around the world that his game-changing research had ...
27 Jul, 2016
  • A round-up of this week's ...
27 Jul, 2016
  • SOAS University of London’s World Music Choir performed at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall last ...