News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

22 May, 2015
  • Birkbeck’s Development and Alumni team has been shortlisted in the Times Higher Education (THE) Leadership and Management Awards ...
22 May, 2015
  • LBS alumni are celebrating after being shortlisted for the Fashion Futures Awards in partnership with the British Fashion Council The inaugural Fashion Futures Awards saw LBS alumni Misa Zahar and ...
21 May, 2015
  • A round up of this week's ...
21 May, 2015
  • Landmark study hails new era of personalised treatment for cancers that have spread round the ...
21 May, 2015
  • Good research with children and young people is essential and must happen. That’s one of the two main messages from a report launch Dr Eva Sharpe, our Science Information and Policy Manager, went ...
21 May, 2015
  • To celebrate 800 years of Magna Carta, a new exhibition will open in the Picture Gallery at Royal Holloway, University of London, on Monday 1 ...
21 May, 2015
  • A fascinating series of free-to-attend inaugural lectures will be held at Birkbeck throughout ...
21 May, 2015
  • For the first time, leading experts on brain tumours including Professor Silvia Marino from Queen Mary University of London, will share their insights and identify areas of prospective collaboration ...
21 May, 2015
  • In this post, Sam Fowles, postgraduate research student at QMUL's School of Law, argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a threat to British democracy, and should not ...
21 May, 2015
  • Dr Zena Kamash from the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London has curated a new exhibition, Food for Thought that reveals the daily eating habits of the ...
21 May, 2015
  • A team of UCL researchers have joined the ongoing Saracens study for the 2015/16 season, which combines impact sensors with blood samples to determine the effects of concussion on ...
20 May, 2015
  • The Brunei Gallery’s latest exhibition, a selection of photos by celebrated photographer Peter Sanders, shows an alternative picture of Muslims integrated completely within British society and is a ...
20 May, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London PhD scholar Rev Barkindo Atta Athanasius has been awarded a grant worth $7,500 by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his research project on Boko ...
20 May, 2015
  • Delays in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, particularly in those with alcohol and substance misuse disorders, could be preventing people from receiving effective treatment for the condition, ...
20 May, 2015
  • Combining drugs that inhibit two signalling pathways critical to cancer growth could boost treatment outcomes for some types of cancer, but only when used together at maximum doses, a new study has ...
20 May, 2015
  • The University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rick Rylance as director of the Institute of English Studies (IES). He will take up ...
20 May, 2015
  • The University's estate, in the heart of Bloomsbury, represents a significant part of ...
20 May, 2015
  • Dr Matthias Mauch discusses his recent scientific analysis of the “fossil record” of the Billboard charts prompted widespread attention, particularly the findings about the three musical ...
20 May, 2015
  • We have been informed that King's Alumnus, Professor Raymond Gosling, who worked closely on the discovery of DNA at King's in the 1950s, has died. Professor Gosling worked alongside Maurice Wilkins, ...
20 May, 2015
  • Cancer screening programmes offer a great opportunity to spot the disease early – making it easier to treat – but how can we avoid them causing unnecessary ...
20 May, 2015
  • Thanks to the Institute of Musical Research (IMR) and The Paul Sacher Foundation, the scholarly collections of Senate House Library (SHL) have been boosted by a new treasure: a facsimile score of ...
20 May, 2015
  • The proportion of people dying in hospices in England has nearly doubled since 1993, but the gap in hospice deaths between people living in the least and most deprived areas appears to be growing, ...
20 May, 2015
  • Freek Vermeulen recognised as an outstanding scholar in business strategy  Freek Vermeulen, an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, has been ...
20 May, 2015
  • Children born since 1990 are up to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by age 10 according to a new ...
19 May, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London’s world-renowned Department of Music has just published a new ethnomusicology collaborative textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds through a single ...
19 May, 2015
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, has raised £80m to support investment in the development of its historic ...
19 May, 2015
  • Want to see what’s cooking among emerging human rights researchers? All will be revealed at Research SOUP, a novel human rights competition at the School of Advanced Study’s Senate House ...
19 May, 2015
  • King's College London and New York University (NYU) have been identified by Thomson Reuters as the 'most improved' global universities in terms of their academic reputation during ...
19 May, 2015
  • Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in ...
19 May, 2015
  • Professor Richard Trembath has been appointed as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King's College London. Professor Trembath has substantial academic leadership experience ...
19 May, 2015
  • The talk is part of the Director's Lecture series hosted by Dr. Amany Elbanna, Director of MSc Project Management and Principal Investigator of the SM4EM project funded by the British Academy and ...
19 May, 2015
  • Michael Baker, New Zealand’s leading infectious disease epidemiologist, is amazed that the occurence of pandemics such as the Ebola crisis in West Africa continue to surprise us. read ...
19 May, 2015
  • UCL has partnered with the Unite Foundation to offer three accommodation scholarships to care leavers and young people who are estranged from ...
19 May, 2015
  • The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is pleased to announce the appointment ...
19 May, 2015
  • A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL and the University ...
19 May, 2015
  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, are leading a collaborative international study looking at the potential benefits of proton radiotherapy for young ...
18 May, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London has launched the SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI), a new platform for governments, business, the media and civil society to enhance their understanding of the ...
18 May, 2015
  • Persecution of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar government amounts to genocide, according to field research from the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of ...
18 May, 2015
  • London Business School takes fourth place in custom FT Exec Ed rankings London Business School has taken fourth place in the Financial Times custom Executive Education rankings and has achieved ...
16 May, 2015
  • Government support and changing family values are giving Arab women the confidence to enter the workforce Ambitious Arab women living in the Gulf now have more opportunities to forge careers than ...
15 May, 2015
  • Cancer can be extremely painful, but as we begin to understand the complex reasons why, it may open up new avenues for pain ...
15 May, 2015
  • Research published today in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, non-invasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. For the first time, this new fingerprint method can ...
15 May, 2015
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, has revealed the exciting activities and performances that will take place at the Great Charter Festival on Sunday 14 June - a free festival of art and ideas, a ...
15 May, 2015
  • The Policy Institute has launched its latest publication 'Issues and ideas for an incoming government', the culmination of the Policy Idol competition designed and run by the Policy Institute at ...
15 May, 2015
  • Securing a presence in the South American higher education sector is a priority for the ...
15 May, 2015
  • A new study from King's College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. The ...
14 May, 2015
  • A round up of this week's ...
14 May, 2015
  • As two balconies are installed in the courtyard of Senate House North Block, the impressive centrepiece of the development begins to take ...
14 May, 2015
  • The planning committee of Runnymede Borough Council voted last night (Wednesday 13th May) to grant planning permission for Royal Holloway, University of London, to build a new flagship Library and ...
14 May, 2015
  • “As world leaders in our respective fields of education, both the University of London and ...
14 May, 2015
  • Sex equality in residential decision-making explains the unique social structure of hunter-gatherers, a new UCL study ...
14 May, 2015
  • DNA damage caused by smoking can be detected in cheek swabs, finds research published today in JAMA Oncology. The study provides evidence that smoking induces a general cancer program that is also ...
14 May, 2015
  • UCL is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Emberton to the position of Dean, UCL Faculty of UCL Medical Sciences, replacing Professor David Lomas from 1 August ...
13 May, 2015
  • Graduation tickets will be free this year for all students, SOAS has ...
13 May, 2015
  • Marine Cabos, a PhD student in the School’s Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, has recently returned to the UK from Shanghai where she acted as a judge at the Nikon Photo Contest ...
13 May, 2015
  • SOAS alumnus George Wei Sze Shun, LLM, has been appointed as the latest Judge to sit on Singapore’s Supreme ...
13 May, 2015
  • Scientists have discovered a new strategy to kill cancer cells with defects in genes responsible for DNA repair and cell ...
13 May, 2015
  • Tuberculosis (TB) disease rates in some parts of London are as high as in Sub-Saharan Africa, and drug-resistant strains are becoming increasingly common. These require specific treatments, and if ...
13 May, 2015
  • The King's Health Partners Cancer Centre (KHPCC) has launched the 'Fundamentals in Oncology' course, in partnership with the Tata Memorial Cancer Centre (TMCC) in Mumbai. In a unique opportunity, ...
13 May, 2015
  • Criminology and Psychology student Samuel Wong has been named Surrey's Volunteering Superstar of the Year 2015 for his work running sing-along sessions with residents of local care ...
13 May, 2015
  • PhD students from QMUL’s Media and Arts Technology (MAT) programmes as well as representatives of the School of Law take part in the popular ...
13 May, 2015
  • UCL has entered into a partnership with FutureLearn, the UK-based social learning platform, which will see it launch two massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the next 12 ...
13 May, 2015
  • Until recently there were no effective treatments for metastatic melanoma, but in the last decade we have seen a flurry of treatment breakthroughs, and scientists at the ICR have been at the heart of ...
13 May, 2015
  • The Runnymede Music Festival 2015 is the first of an annual music festival taking place across Egham, Chertsey and Addlestone throughout June and into July. With performances from Royal Holloway's ...
12 May, 2015
  • Fixed-dose drug combinations (FDCs) which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India – despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these ...
12 May, 2015
  • Professor Oleg Astafiev, jointly appointed Professor at Royal Holloway and Visiting Professor at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), and his team of researchers, have designed, built and operated ...
12 May, 2015
  • Anyone for beetle dip, ant tacos, cricket fried rice? No? That doesn't surprise researchers from the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS). Their blunt advice to those ...
11 May, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London has formally signed a new partnership agreement with the Sri Aurobindo Trust in order to launch a brand new module – ‘Modern Indian Philosophy with a focus on the ...
11 May, 2015
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, alumna Georgina Campbell was awarded a BAFTA last night (Sunday 10 May) for her role in hard hitting drama Murdered by my Boyfriend which is based on a true ...
11 May, 2015
  • The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has today announced that LDA Design has been appointed to develop a master plan for a new 125,000m2 campus for UCL on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. ...
11 May, 2015
  • Poetry, cancer research and 3D-printing – Dr Hugh Harvey blogs about taking part in "I'm a Scientist: Get me out of ...
11 May, 2015
  • Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body’s immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome ...
11 May, 2015
  • The meta-analysis of findings from 15 studies by the European Eye Epidemiology Consortium found that around a quarter of the European population is short-sighted but it is nearly twice as common in ...
11 May, 2015
  • Two and a half thousand years of Indian history will be unearthed in a major new series for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, presented by Sunil Khilnani, Avantha Professor and Director of the India ...
11 May, 2015
  • On 5 April this year the UK the provision of Shared Parental Leave came into force through the Children and Families Act providing a more flexible approach for parents who want to share ...
11 May, 2015
  • The global spread of a multidrug resistant typhoid strain is more widespread than previously thought, according to new data from an international consortium involving the ...
11 May, 2015
  • The global spread of a multidrug resistant typhoid strain is more widespread than previously thought, according to new data from an international consortium involving the ...
10 May, 2015
  • SOAS PhD scholars Atta Barkindo and Ini Dele-Adedeji will discuss post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation in northern Nigeria. This will be in light of the recent gains made by the ...
10 May, 2015
  • World renowned artist and Turner prize nominee Yinka Shonibare MBE RA will be speaking at SOAS and marking the 50th anniversary of the SOAS Centre of Africa ...
8 May, 2015
  • The Conservative Party has won the 2015 general election in a surprising result after a landslide victory for the SNP in Scotland that saw Labour and the Liberal Democrats lose a significant number ...
8 May, 2015
  • Could indirect lines of attack be the key to hitting one of cancer’s most elusive ...
8 May, 2015
  • The business vote prevails as the Conservatives secure a surprise majority, but uncertainties loom in the face of an EU referendum. UK business is stable, for now at least. Energy and banking ...
8 May, 2015
  • A new treatment to prevent the transmission of malaria parasites from humans to mosquitoes, thereby preventing further spread within the population, could be possible thanks to the stiffening powers ...
8 May, 2015
  • A new treatment to prevent the transmission of malaria parasites from humans to mosquitoes, thereby preventing further spread within the population, could be possible thanks to the stiffening powers ...
8 May, 2015
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7 May, 2015
  • A round up of this week's ...
7 May, 2015
  • The Camel Conference @ SOAS 2015 is taking place at the School on 9-10 May ...
7 May, 2015
  • A new concrete floor is being laid inside the courtyard of Senate House North Block - the last time heavy excavation work takes ...
7 May, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London has staged the second consecutive Asixoxe conference, a two day event designed to develop scholarly engagement with African ...
7 May, 2015
  • The prostate cancer drug enzalutamide improves quality of life in men who haven’t previously received chemotherapy, a major Phase III clinical trial ...
6 May, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London recently helped pay tribute to some of the most talented young people in the UK at the Amnesty Youth Awards, an event designed to celebrate young people's talent for human ...
6 May, 2015
  • Two new drugs could stop melanoma from spreading to other parts of the body, a new study has ...
6 May, 2015
  • Professor Alan Hall, a key figure in the development of molecular oncology at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, died suddenly in New York on 3 ...
6 May, 2015
  • A celebrity creative collaboration bringing together the worlds of fashion and garden design has transformed King's College London's Greenwood Theatre into an urban oasis which was officially ...
6 May, 2015
  • Coinciding with the release of his latest book, Professor Andy Ross, associate lecturer in Economics at Birkbeck, has been conferred a Fellow of the Academy of Social ...
6 May, 2015
  • New research shows that children with autism are better at combining information about moving objects than their peers, which may explain why they experience sensory ...