News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

22 Nov, 2014
  • The Institute of Education's Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education, has been elected to the membership of the Academia Europaea and awarded the Association for the Study of ...
21 Nov, 2014
  • UCU and Universities UK (UUK) have confirmed, following discussions, an agreement to suspend the sector-wide industrial ...
21 Nov, 2014
  • The King's Centre for Military Health celebrated its 10th birthday yesterday at a special event in King's College London, attended by over 150 ...
21 Nov, 2014
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21 Nov, 2014
  • Professor Stephen Ball called for more business and philanthropic enterprises to influence education policy. Speaking at the fifth annual Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Institute of Education ...
21 Nov, 2014
  • Grammar schools have been no more successful than comprehensives at helping to ensure their pupils gain a university degree or graduate from an elite higher education institution, new research ...
21 Nov, 2014
  • The Institute of Education (IOE) and the TES will host the second London Festival of Education at the IOE, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL on Saturday 28 February 2015. The festival will celebrate ...
20 Nov, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
20 Nov, 2014
  •  QMUL's Marius Ionut Calu analyses the impact of last week's Romanian elections, and suggests that the surprise result may be indicative of a changing society and maturing ...
20 Nov, 2014
  • Who was the real Nelson Mandela? Mandela: myth and reality, a conference which will be held ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London have helped develop a new phone app to guide parents from conception through to the first six months ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, receive PsychIMPACT awards from new research charity MQ: Transforming Mental ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Last week saw founder of Mulberry, Roger Saul, and CEO of the Prelude Group, Duncan Cheatle, speak at the King's Commercialisation Institute's second event for Enterprise Connect Series Four: ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • A new report by UCL and Arup reveals that UK city authorities spend an average of £23 million a year each on IT, which is 6% of their total ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Nelson Rolihlahla (Xhosa for 'troublemaker') Mandela has been described as a phenomenon and a global icon. He was also a practical, pragmatic politician. But who was the real Nelson Mandela? ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Professor Michael Kenny has been appointed Director of the Mile End Institute, a major new policy centre at Queen ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • With the success of the Rosetta Mission comet landing still fresh in people’s minds Queen Mary have joined a consortium of British organisation to plan a crowd-funded mission to the ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • According to Professor Tim Bale, Ed Miliband can avoid a damaging split between his party's 'beer drinkers' and 'wine drinkers' on immigration - but he shouldn't rely solely on economic ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Study will use computer-based attention ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Lunar Mission One is an exploratory robotic ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • An exciting new project to help monitor the spread of flu in the UK more accurately and earlier than ever before has been funded by i-sense, an £11m EPSRC-funded collaboration led ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the US Consortium of Food Allergy Research and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between environmental ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London has received a further £600,000 gift from Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) to secure a long-term endowment for the Numata Readership in ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • UCL and Tech City UK is launching the Digital Business Academy, the world’s first government-supported online learning platform to provide digital and business skills for anyone aspiring to ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • Medical experts say a common malaria drug could have a significant impact on colorectal cancer providing a cheap adjunct to current expensive ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • Our penal system is dangerously dysfunctional and only a Royal Commission can fix it, according to a new report from from Professor Seán McConville and Sir Louis ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • Advanced modelling techniques have mapped the structure of a key protein for the development of the nervous system – and cancer, a new study ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • Research at King's College London, with the Universities of Nottingham and Cardiff, has identified features of both candidate performance and of structured clinical skills examination design in ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • Thousands of people across the UK flocked to the start of Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities, which opened on 15 November with a staggering 46 public events. They ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • A new perspective on strategy in King's east coast US tripHigh-profile speakers have been addressing King's alumni at a series of events on the theme of strategy on an east coast tour of the United ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • Following the recent publication of the decision on the Warburg Institute (6th November 2014), ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary have taught a computer to create magic ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • New plans to regenerate the Whitechapel area have been recognised at the national 2014 Planning ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • Staff and students at the Royal Academy of Music offer warm congratulations to Lady Susie Sainsbury of Turville, who has been awarded with the Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy. HRH The ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • A Progress Report on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme, produced by UCL along with four other academic institutions, has demonstrated that it is enabling participating businesses to ...
16 Nov, 2014
  • Timon Screech, Professor of the History of Art, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Professor Paul Workman, Interim Chief Executive of The Institute of Cancer Research, London, took a global perspective on cancer in a high-profile talk this ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Earlier this month student volunteers from UCL and other London universities took part in a Gardening and Muck in Day in St ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London have proposed that repetitive negative thinking may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Shazia Choudhry, Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed Specialist Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • The Chinese Cities of Tianjin and Shanghai have joined Cities Changing Diabetes – an initiative by Novo Nordisk, UCL and the Steno Diabetes Centre to fight the urban diabetes epidemic – today, ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Experts have shown that when certain parts of cannabis are used to treat cancer tumours alongside radio therapy treatment the growths can virtually ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) have highlighted the importance of looking after the mental health of parents during pregnancy and after childbirth in ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Emeritus Professor, Dylan Wiliam has contributed to Licensed to Create, a new collection of essays from leading thinkers in education published by the Royal Society of Arts ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • On the evening of the 12 November, the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre was full to capacity for a lecture given by famed chef Yotam ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • Scientists at King's have built on research they conducted last year to achieve previously unseen levels of control over the travelling direction of electromagnetic wave in waveguides and proved that ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • Portrait of Professor Hobsbawm loaned to Birkbeck by Julia ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • But weather forecasting on the Red Planet is likely to be even trickier than ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • Basestone, a web and tablet-based drawing review tool for the construction industry, has been crowned the Dublin Web Summit’s Best Startup ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • Screening women for a wide range of known genetic risk factors could improve strategies for breast cancer prevention, a new analysis ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • The former President of Portugal, His Excellency Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, and Nobel Prizewinner and King's alumnus Professor Michael Levitt were among six distinguished recipients to be ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • A Society for Educational Studies (SES) book prize has been awarded to Professor Stephen Ball, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education and Dr Annette Braun, Lecturer in Sociology of ...
12 Nov, 2014
  • For the first time, undergraduate students will be able to study a degree in global cinema in the heart of London, thanks to an innovative new course offered by Birkbeck, University of London and ...
12 Nov, 2014
  • Self-compassion can be learned using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, finds new research led by UCL. This innovative approach reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion and ...
12 Nov, 2014
  • The University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS), has appointed its very first chair in digital humanities. Professor Lorna Hughes joins SAS from her current post as University of ...
12 Nov, 2014
  • Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas argues that we need clarity on the European Arrest Warrant so that this logical and useful legal instrument does not fall victim to an emotive political bun ...
12 Nov, 2014
  • On 13 November 2014, Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick will launch Global Shakespeare; a research and teaching collaboration which aims to shape the future agenda in ...
12 Nov, 2014
  • The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) has launched an ambitious plan to boost its research into data law and policy. By creating the new Centre for Law and Information Policy (CLIP), IALS ...
12 Nov, 2014
  • Policy Idol is an exciting new pitching competition launched today by The Policy Institute at King's, providing a great opportunity to pitch your policy ideas to an elite panel of leading figures ...
11 Nov, 2014
  • Oncologists are hailing this as the ‘golden age of prostate cancer research’ after new prostate cancer drugs reached the clinic. The ICR has played a major role in developing four new drugs that ...
11 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers from King's College London Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) report that prolonged periods of deployment among the UK armed forces have fallen since the introduction of the ...
11 Nov, 2014
  • A book by renowned scholar and author Professor Quentin Skinner offers a fascinating new perspective on some of William Shakespeare’s most studied ...
11 Nov, 2014
  • Professionals from all walks of life have been developing their leadership skills on a respected Indian-UK exchange programme hosted by King's College London.The three-month Chevening Gurukul ...
10 Nov, 2014
  • On 16 October, SOAS hosted its first ever Black History Month conference for school pupils from the local community. ...
10 Nov, 2014
  • On Wednesday 5 November, the Speaker of the House of Commons the Rt Hon. John Bercow visited ...
10 Nov, 2014
  • Is laughter a laughing matter? Can jokes tell us something important about who we are, and what ...
10 Nov, 2014
  • UCL is delighted to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (NCS) in East ...
9 Nov, 2014
  • SOAS is offering one of our students or recent alumni the opportunity to apply to the Ambitious Futures Graduate Programme for University Leadership for 2015 ...
7 Nov, 2014
  • London and other cities in Britain could be made a safer for cyclists finds a study by researchers at UCL and Loughborough University. The report commissioned by Transport for London (TfL), makes ...
7 Nov, 2014
  • The 'Trench' Cello - a compact instrument used near the front line in World War One - has attracted a lot of interest since it went on display in the Museum's Tertis display case in ...
7 Nov, 2014
  • Dr Eileen Chanin, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King's College London, has been honoured by the Royal Marines Historical Society with the 2014 Literary Award for her book 'Limbang ...
7 Nov, 2014
  • One in six women who have a large amount of tissue removed (15+mm) during colposcopy, to treat abnormal cells on the cervix, will go on to have a premature birth. This is double the number compared ...
7 Nov, 2014
  • Queen Mary’s first ever science and engineering research and industrial engagement conference took place on Thursday 6th November, showcasing our work to an audience of top ...
7 Nov, 2014
  • Scientists studying a bacterial sample from a World War I soldier have uncovered useful new information about dysentery, a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of children under five each year in ...
7 Nov, 2014
  • Scientists studying a bacterial sample from a World War I soldier have uncovered useful new information about dysentery, a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of children under five each year in ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • Recipients of this year’s round of external academic scholarships joined benefactors and staff for the annual Scholars’ Reception on Tuesday 4 November in the Brunei Gallery ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, according to a study by researchers at King's College London and Cornell ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • Professor John Strang from the National Addiction Centre, IoPPN and SLaM, and a group of international colleagues, welcome new WHO guidance recommending that patients, families and other non-medics ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • This morning (Thursday 6th November) Mrs Justice Proudman handed down her judgment on the ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • The University of London can announce that this morning Mrs Justice Proudman formally handed down her judgment on the Warburg case. The University, the Attorney General and some of the Advisory ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • Britain risks becoming a safe haven for fugitives if it opts out of the European Arrest Warrant, according to Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of Department of Law and Professor of European Criminal Law at ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • Succinate, a molecule made when the body breaks down sugars and fats, can cause long-term damage to organs following a heart attack, stroke or transplant according to new research involving UCL ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • Gas could play an important role as a ‘bridging fuel’ to a low-carbon economy but it won’t be long before gas becomes part of the problem rather than the solution, finds a study involving UCL ...
6 Nov, 2014
  • Reading for pleasure during childhood has a substantial influence on a person's vocabulary 30 years later. Researchers at the Institute of Education (IOE) have reached this conclusion after ...
6 Nov, 2014
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5 Nov, 2014
  • The United Nations Department of Public Information is hosting a panel discussion on records from the London-based United Nations War Crimes Commission of 1943-1948. The records have just been made ...
5 Nov, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London will host a conference to celebrate the work and legacy of Professor Edith Penrose, one of the most influential and significant economists of the 20th ...
5 Nov, 2014
  • The School of Advanced Study (SAS) is building on its role in the international government policy and consultancy arena with the establishment of its new Centre for Post-Colonial Studies ...
5 Nov, 2014
  • A new book bursting with London maps and infographics, published last week, is the result of a year of intense work by Dr James Cheshire (UCL Geography) and designer Oliver ...
5 Nov, 2014
  • Emma Sanderson-Nash, Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary University of London, argues that Norman Baker's resignation tells us more about the man that it does about the health of the ...
5 Nov, 2014
  • Dr Clive Gabay, specialist in African politics and Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, analyses events in Zambia following the death of President Michael ...
5 Nov, 2014
  • Seventy Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) students and members of staff were among the volunteers who have helped create the Tower of London’s hugely popular installation, Blood Swept Lands ...
5 Nov, 2014
  • Last week the King's Commercialisation Institute welcomed Baroness Dido Harding, CEO of the TalkTalk Group, and Cath Kidston MBE, Founder & Creative Director of Cath Kidston, as part of their launch ...
5 Nov, 2014
  • European immigrants to the UK have paid more in taxes than they received in benefits, helping to relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers and contributing to the financing of public services – ...