University College London

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University College London

Public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and the oldest and largest constituent college of the federal University of London add

Category: Sciences (600)

Founded in 1826.

Countries: United Kingdom (46%), (20%), United States (11%)

Main connections: England, London School of Economics, University of London

Linked to: University of London, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL Institute of Archaeology, UCL Medical School

 

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1826

Founded in 1826, UCL was the first university institution to be founded in London and the first in England to be established on an entirely secular basis, to admit students regardless of their religion and to admit women on equal terms with men add something

 

UCL was founded on 11 February 1826 under the name "'London University"' as a secular alternative to the religious universities of Oxford and Cambridge add something

 

James Thomas (Australian politician) - Born in London , England on 2 March 1826, James Thomas was educated at University College School between 1835 and 1839, attended University College


1827

In 1827, the Chair of Political Economy at London University was created, with John Ramsay McCulloch as the first incumbent, establishing one of the first Department of Economics in England add something


1830

In 1830, London University founded the London University School, which would later become University College School add something

 

University College School - The school was founded in 1830 by University College London and inherited many of that institution's progressive and secular views


1833

In 1833, the university appointed Alexander Maconochie, Secretary to the Royal Geographical Society, as the first professor of geography in the UK. In 1834, University College Hospital opened as a teaching hospital for the university medical school add something


1834

UCL has offered courses in medicine since 1834, but the current UCL Medical School developed from mergers with the medical schools of the Middlesex Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital add something


1836

In 1836, London University was renamed "'University College, London"', when, under a Royal Charter, it worked with the recently established King's College, London, to create the federal University of London add something


1853

Philip Sydney Jones - Jones was educated at private schools under William Timothy Cape, T. S. Dodds and Henry Cary , and went to London in 1853 to study medicine at University College


1871

The Slade School of Fine Art was founded in 1871 following a bequest from Felix Slade add something


1876

John Neville Keynes - He was educated at Amersham Hall School, University College London and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1876

 

William Wayte - In 1876, Wayte became a Professor of Greek at the University College London


1878

In 1878 UCL became the first British university to admit women on equal terms to men add something


1879

William Wayte - With his chess career advancing, Wayte left his professor position at the University College London in 1879


1884

Charles Phillip Brown - He worked as a Telugu Professor at the London University for some more time before his death on December 12, 1884 in London


1886

Charles Williamson Crook - He became a BSc in 1886 and a BA in 1892 at London University


1890

Royal Economic Society - After years of discussion and delay, the British Economic Association was inaugurated at University College London on 20 November 1890


1893

Founded in 1893, the UCL Union has a credible claim to be the oldest students' union in England add something

 

Lilian Clarke - Degree in 1893, after studying botany under Professor F.W. Oliver at University College London


1898

In 1898, William Ramsay discovered the elements krypton, neon and xenon whilst professor of chemistry at UCL. add something


1899

Solomon Schechter - He became a Professor of Hebrew at University College London in 1899 and remained until 1902 when he moved to America and was replaced by Israel Abrahams


1903

Frederick Soddy - In 1903, with Sir William Ramsay at University College London, Soddy verified that the decay of radium produced alpha particles composed of positively charged nuclei of helium


1905

Edward James Salisbury - He was born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire and graduated in botany from University College London in 1905

 

University College School - Under the University College London Act 1905, University College London became part of the federal University of London, and the School was created as a separate corporation


1906

Gregory Foster became UCL's first Provost in 1906, a post he would hold for the next 23 years add something


1907

In 1907 the University of London was formally reconstituted with a new Royal charter, and a number of new institutions joined the federation add something


1908

Julia Bell - In 1908, she moved to University College London and obtained a position there as an assistant in statistics


1909

George Barker Jeffery - In 1909 he qualified as a teacher at the London Day Training College and graduated from University College London in 1911


1910

Alfred North Whitehead - The period between 1910 and 1926 was mostly spent at University College London and Imperial College London, where he taught and wrote on physics, the philosophy of science, and the theory and practice of education


1911

Glanville Williams - "'Glanville Llewelyn Williams"' QC, FBA was a Welsh legal scholar who was the Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1978 and the Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London from 1945 to 1955


1919

Henry Schultz - After the war he received a scholarship which enabled him to spend 1919 at the London School of Economics and the Galton Laboratory of University College London, where he had the opportunity to attend Karl Pearson's lectures on statistics


1920

Notable UCL buildings in Bloomsbury include the UCL Main Building, including the Octagon, Quad, Cloisters and the Wilkins building designed by William Wilkins; the Cruciform Building, Gower Street ; and the Rockefeller Building, University Street, home to the original University College Hospital Medical School and named after the American oil magnate John Davison Rockefeller after support from the Rockefeller foundation in the 1920s add something

 

Fridtjof Backer-Grondahl - From 1920 to 1930 Fridtjof Backer-Grøndahl lived in Britain, where he taught at University College London and concertised, including works by his mother, Grieg and other Norwegian music in his repertoire, along with those of Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Brahms


1921

Ola Raknes - He continued these studies when, after Sorbonne, he began as lector in Norwegian at University College in London where he stayed from 1921 to 1922

 

Ola Raknes - He continued these studies when, after Sorbonne, he started in a position as Norwegian lector at University College in London where he stayed between 1921 and 1922


1930

Paul Rosenstein-Rodan - Rosenstein-Rodan emigrated to Britain in 1930, and taught at University College London and at London School of Economics until 1947


1933

Harrie Massey - He became a lecturer at the Queen's University of Belfast in 1933 and left to take up a chair in Mathematics at University College London five years later


1935

Leslie Clifford Bateman - Bateman received his early education from Bishopshalt School, Uxbridge, and went on to the University College London, where he received a First class Honours degree in chemistry in 1935

 

Louis Mbanefo - He was later admitted to the University College London, where he studied Law, graduating with Upper Second Class Honours in 1935

 

Stephen Glanville - In 1935 elected Edwards Professor of Egyptology at University College, and a fellow of the British Academy in 1946


1936

Cyril Hilsum - He entered Raine's Foundation School in 1936 as the middle of three brothers, leaving in 1943 after being accepted into University College London, where he did his BSc

 

Norman Lloyd Johnson - Johnson attended Ilford County High School, and went on to University College London, where he obtained a B.Sc. in mathematics 1936 and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in statistics in 1937 and 1938


1937

Michael Postan - He was born to a Jewish family in Bendery, Bessarabia, and studied at the St Vladimir University in Kiev, leaving the USSR after the October Revolution and settling in the UK. He had positions at University College London and at the London School of Economics, before being appointed Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge, from 1937


1942

Colin Groves - Born in England on 24 June 1942, Colin Groves completed a Bachelor of Science at University College London in 1963, and a Doctor of Philosophy at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1966


1943

Roland Dobbs - After radar research for the Admiralty, 1943-6, he was a research student at University College London, 1946-9 and lecturer in Physics, Queen Mary and Westfield College, 1949-58


1944

David P. Craig - Craig was a Lecturer in physical chemistry, at the University of Sydney from 1944 tp 1946, a Turner and Newall Research Fellow and Lecturer at University College, London from 1946 to 1952, Professor in physical chemistry at the University of Sydney from 1952 to 1956 and Professor in theoretical chemistry at University College,_London (University_College_London) from 1956 to 1967


1945

Glanville Williams - Throughout his lifetime he served as an Honorary and Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple; and served as the Professor of Public Law and Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at the University College London from 1945 to 1955


1946

Christian J. Lambertsen - From 1946 to 1953 Lambertsen served as an instructor to Professor of Pharmacology with the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine though he did spend a year as a Visiting Research Associate Professor from 1951 to 1952 for the Department of Physiology at University College London, England

 

Colin St John Wilson - He was demobilised in 1946, he completed his studies under Sir Albert Richardson at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, graduating as an architect in 1949

 

The first UCL student magazine, "Pi Magazine", was published for the first time on 21 February 1946 add something


1949

Mary Hesse - She further acquired a Master of Science in 1949 from the University College London


1950

Diana Kirkbride - She completed a postgraduate diploma at University College London in 1950 studying Mesopotamian and Palestinian archaeology under Sir Max Mallowan and Dame Kathleen Kenyon


1951

Jay Macpherson - In 1951 Macpherson received a BA from Carleton College in 1951, followed by a year at University College in London


1952

Angie Brooks - She did graduate work in international law at the University College Law School of the University of London in 1952 and 1953, and obtained a Doctor of Civil Law degree from the University of Liberia in 1964


1953

Gwilym Jenkins - He earned a first class honours degree in Mathematics in 1953 followed by a Ph.D. at University College London in 1956

 

John Wishart (statistician) - He worked successively at University College London with Karl Pearson, at Rothamsted Experimental Station with Ronald Fisher, and as a reader in statistics in the University of Cambridge where he became the first Director of the Statistical Laboratory in 1953


1954

John David Kennedy - He was educated at Scarborough High School for Boys between 1954 and 1962 and received his BSc from University College London in 1965


1956

Alan Baddeley - Baddeley graduated from University College London in 1956 and obtained an M.A. from Princeton University's Department of Psychology in 1957

 

John Rupert Firth - He worked in the phonetics department of University College London before moving to the School of Oriental and African Studies, where he became Professor of General Linguistics, a position he held until his retirement in 1956


1959

The Institute of Jewish Studies relocated to UCL in 1959 add something

 

Alexander Altmann - After securing the future of the Institute of Jewish Studies by bringing it under the auspices of the University College London, in 1959 he left England to join the faculty of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts


1960

Stevie Cameron - Born in Belleville, Ontario, Stevie Cameron has an honours B.A. in English from the University of British Columbia, worked for the Department of External Affairs in Ottawa in the 1960s, attended graduate school at University College London, England, for three years, and taught English literature at Trent University

 

Catherine Itzin - Itzin emigrated to Britain in the late 1960s and completed an MPhil at University College London and a PhD at the University of Kent some years later


1961

Bryan Davies, Baron Davies of Oldham - He was educated at Redditch High School, Worcestershire, at University College London, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in history 1961, the Institute of Education and at the London School of Economics, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in economics in 1968

 

Oswald Mosley - In 1961 he took part in a debate at University College London about Commonwealth immigration, seconded by a young David Irving


1963

Derek Jarman - This was followed by four years at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London , starting in 1963


1964

Michael Otsuka - "'Michael Otsuka"' is currently Professor of Philosophy at University College London but will move in 2013 to the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method at the London School of Economics


1965

John Baker (legal historian) - His first academic post was as an Assistant Lecturer in Law at University College London, in 1965

 

MacGabhann Architects - Tarla MacGabhann, " graduated with a B.A. in architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London in 1991


1966

Mullard - In 1966 the Mullard Space Science Laboratory was opened near Dorking, Surrey as part of University College London


1967

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory was established in 1967 add something


1968

John David Kennedy - After receiving his PhD from University College London in 1968, he was a research associate at State University of New York at Albany until 1971

 

Dale Purves - He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard from 1968 to 1971 and in the Department of Biophysics, University College London, from 1971 to 1973


1969

Barbara Pearse - Barbara Pearse attended the independent Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, London in Greater London, and gained her undergraduate degree from University College London in 1969

 

Robert Lloyd (bass) - He made his debut with University College Opera in 1969 as Don Fernando in "Leonore", the early version of Fidelio

 

Philip Dawid - He was lecturer in statistics at University College London from 1969 to 1978

 

Junichiro Koizumi - He attended University College London before returning to Japan in August 1969 upon the death of his father


1973

In 1973, UCL became the first international link to the precursor of the internet, the ARPANET, sending the world's first e-mail in the same year add something

 

Internet - Notable exceptions were the "Norwegian Seismic Array" in June 1973, followed in 1973 by Sweden with satellite links to the Tanum Earth Station and Peter T. Kirstein's research group in the UK, initially at the Institute of Computer Science, University of London and later at University College London


1974

Richard Ellis (astronomer) - He read astronomy at University College London and obtained a DPhil at Wolfson College at the University of Oxford in 1974

 

R. J. Berry - He was professor of genetics at University College London between 1974-2000


1975

Ernest Symons - He was educated at the Stationers' Company School and University College London , serving on the UCL Council in 1975 and becoming a fellow of UCL in 1979


 

In 1976, a new charter restored UCL's legal independence, although not the power to award its own degrees add something


1977

Nick Wirth - Wirth attended Sevenoaks School from 1977 to 1984 and has B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from University College London and is the youngest-ever Fellow of the Royal Institution of Mechanical Engineers


1979

Wayne Hemingway - In 1979, he went on to complete another unusual move for the future fashion designer by gaining a Degree in Geography and Town Planning at University College London

 

Leigh Canham - Leigh Canham graduated from University College London in 1979 with a BSc in Physics and completed his PhD at King's College London in 1983


1980

GEC Computers - By 1980, OS4000 was becoming quite popular in the UK academic and research organisations as a multi-user system, with installations at Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Daresbury Laboratory, Harwell Laboratory, NERC, Met Office, CERN, in many university Physics and/or Engineering departments, and as the main central computer service at University College London and Keele University

 

Simon Peyton Jones - Peyton Jones graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1980, and worked in industry for two years before serving as a lecturer at University College London and, from 1990 to 1998, as a professor at the University of Glasgow


1982

Helene Hayman, Baroness Hayman - She served on the ethics committees of the Royal College of Gynaecologists from 1982 to 1997, and of the University College London and University College Hospital from 1987 to 1997


1984

Peter Connolly - He became a member of the Society of Antiquaries in 1984 and a year later was awarded an honorary research fellowship at the Institute of Archaeology of the University College London


1986

In 1986, UCL merged with the Institute of Archaeology add something

 

Anthony Segal - He has been Charles Dent Professor of Medicine, University College London, since 1986

 

Andrew Davenport - He was President of University College London Drama Society in 1986/7, and on graduating he set up a theatre company with performing partner Kate France, appearing at the Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Serpentine Gallery, London, the Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris, and the Yermolova Theatre, Moscow


1988

In 1988 UCL merged with the Institute of Laryngology & Otology, the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Institute of Urology & Nephrology and Middlesex Hospital Medical School add something


1991

Robert S. Wistrich - Between 1991 and 1995, Wistrich was appointed the first holder of the Chair of Jewish Studies at University College London, in addition to his position at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Laila Lalami - In 1991, she received a British Council fellowship to study in England and completed a M.A. in Linguistics at University College London


1994

In 1994 the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust was established add something

 

Tim Rice-Oxley - In 1994, he began studying for a degree in Classics at University College London, where Hughes studied Geography


1995

UCL merged with the College of Speech Sciences and the Institute of Ophthalmology in 1995, the Institute of Child Health and the School of Podiatry in 1996 and the Institute of Neurology in 1997 add something


1996

Christopher Nolan - Funded by Nolan and shot with the society's equipment, it appeared at the Cambridge Film Festival in 1996 and is considered one of UCL's best shorts

 

Peter O'Hearn - He was a Reader in Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London from 1996 to 1999 and has been a full professor at QMUL until his recent move to University College London


1997

Alexander Perls - While studying as an exchange student at University College London in 1997, Perls worked with the post-rock collective Piano Magic


1998

In 1998 UCL merged with the Royal Free Hospital Medical School to create the Royal Free and University College Medical School add something

 

Royal Free, University College and Middlesex Medical Students RFC - In 1998 the University College and Middlesex School of Medicine merged with the Royal Free Hospital &Medical_School (medical_school) to form the Royal Free and University College &Medical_School (medical_school)

 

Bel Mooney - She has honorary degrees from the University of Bath, Somerset in 1998 and Liverpool John Moores University in 2002 and is a Fellow of University College London

 

The analysis covered citations from 1 January 1998 to 30 April 2008, during which 46,166 UCL research papers attracted 803,566 citations add something


1999

For the period 1999 to 2009, it was the 13th most-cited university in the world add something

 

In 1999 UCL merged with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the Eastman Dental Institute add something


2000

According to a separate analysis by ISI Web of Knowledge, for the period January 2000 to August 2010 UCL was ranked 16th in the world for citations per paper in engineering add something


2001

The UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, the first university department in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime, was founded in 2001 add something

 

Jill Dando - The Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science was founded at University College London on 26 April 2001, the second anniversary of her murder


2002

Proposals for a merger between UCL and Imperial College London were announced in 2002 add something


2003

The London Centre for Nanotechnology was established in 2003 as a joint venture between UCL and Imperial College London add something


2004

Since 2004, UCL Library Services has been collecting the scholarly work of UCL researchers to make it freely available on the internet via an open access repository known as UCL Eprints add something

 

John Skehel - In 2004 he was given an honorary degree from University College London

 

UCL launched a 10 year, £300 million fundraising appeal in October 2004, at the time the largest target ever set by a university in the United Kingdom for such an appeal add something


2005

Also in 2005, UCL adopted a new corporate branding, under which, among other things, the name University College London was replaced by the simple initialism "'UCL"' in all external communications add something

 

However there has been a Christian chaplaincy since 2005, there is no restriction on religious groups among students, and a 'quiet contemplation room' allows prayer for staff and students of all faiths add something

 

In 2005, UCL was again granted its own taught and research degree awarding powers and all new UCL students registered from 2007/08 qualified with UCL degrees add something


2006

Christopher Nolan - He was named an Honorary Fellow of UCL in 2006; a title given out to individuals "who have attained distinction in the arts, literature, science, business or public life"


2007

In 2007, the UCL Cancer Institute was opened in the newly constructed Paul O'Gorman Building add something

 

University of London - The "Times Higher Education Supplement" announced in February 2007 that the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London all planned to start awarding their own degrees, rather than degrees from the federal University of London as they had done previously, from the start of the academic year starting in Autumn 2007

 

Wellcome Trust - In June 2007 the Wellcome Building reopened after refurbishment as a public venue, housing the Wellcome Collection, the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London and the Wellcome Library

 

Peter Heather - He has held appointments at University College London and Yale University and was Fellow and Tutor in Medieval History at Worcester College, Oxford until December 2007


2008

In 2008 UCL established the UCL School of Energy & Resources in Adelaide, Australia, the first campus of a British university in the country add something

 

UCL submitted a total of 1,793 full-time equivalent staff to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise , the fourth-largest number of any British university , across a total of 47 subject areas add something

 

Karen Mok - Episode 44, April 19, 2008 - Be My Guest She attended United World College of the Adriatic near Trieste from 1987 to 1989, and majored in Italian literature when studying at the University College London, &University_of_London

 

According to data released in July 2008 by ISI Web of Knowledge, UCL is the 13th most-cited university in the world add something

 

In August 2008 UCL formed UCL Partners, an academic health science centre, with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust add something


2009

In a ranking of universities' international reputations produced by "The Guardian" in 2009, UCL placed 3rd in the UK add something


2010

Abcodia - Abcodia is a spin-out from University College London and was founded in 2010

 

Juliet Mitchell - She was a fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and Professor of Psychoanalysis and Gender Studies at Cambridge University, before in 2010 being appointed to be the Director of the Expanded Doctoral School in Psychoanalytic Studies at Psychoanalysis Unit of University College London

 

Helene Cixous - She holds honorary degrees from Queen's University and the University of Alberta in Canada; University College Dublin in Ireland; the University of York and University College London in the UK; and Georgetown University, Northwestern University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the USA. In 2008 she was appointed as A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University until June 2014

 

Since September 2010 UCL has been running a University Preparatory Certificate course at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan add something

 

Assaad Seif - Assaad Seif has been an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Institute of Archaeology, University College London since September 2010 and a Member of American Schools of Oriental Research since February 2010

 

James W. Black - In September 2010 the first Chair of Medicine at the University was given to Professor Stephen H Gillespie MD, DSc, FRCP , FRC Path, who left his post as Professor of Medical Microbiology at UCL

 

As part of the protests against the UK Government's plans to increase student fees, around 200 students occupied the Jeremy Bentham Room and part of the Slade School of Fine Art for over two weeks during November and December 2010 add something


2011

In 2011, UCL was ranked 12th in the world in a survey of business leaders at top companies carried out by "The New York Times" add something

 

In 2011-2012, UCL had a total research income of £300,7 million, the third-highest of any British university add something

 

In 2011-2012, UCL had the third-highest total income of any British university , and the third-highest income from research grants and contracts add something

 

In the 2011/12 season, UCL finished in 34th position in the final BUCS rankings of 155 participating higher education institutions add something

 

Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies - In 2011, the Privy Council approved changes to the School's Charter allowing it to award degrees in its own name, following the trend set by fellow colleges the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London

 

Brunei Gallery, SOAS - In 2011, the Privy Council approved changes to the School's Charter allowing it to award degrees in its own name, following the trend set by fellow colleges the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London

 

In November 2011 UCL announced plans for a £500 million investment in its main Bloomsbury campus over 10 years, and the establishment of a new 23-acre campus next to the Olympic Park in Stratford in the East End of London add something


2012

As of 2012 UCL ranked: among the top five institutions in the world in Chromatography , Geography , Linguistics , Literature , Medical Education and Training , Neuroscience , Oncology , Ophthalmology and Pathology ; among the top 10 in the world in: Archaeology , Art History , Dentistry , Evolutionary Sciences , Gynecology and Obstetrics , Machine Learning and Recognition , Pharmacology , Plastic Arts , Regional Studies , Religion and Simulation ; and 11th to 20th in the world in Anatomy , Biochemistry , Biomedical Engineering , Biotechnology , Cardiology , Diabetes , Diseases , Endocrinolog add something

 

In a separate survey of recruiters at major international companies conducted for the "The New York Times" in 2012, UCL was ranked 16th in the world add something

 

In the 2012 "Academic Ranking of World Universities", UCL is ranked 21st in the world add something

 

In the 2012, "QS World University Rankings", UCL is ranked 4th in the world add something

 

In the 2012-2013, "Times Higher Education World University Rankings", UCL is ranked 17th in the world add something

 

Mike Parker Pearson - In 2012, Parker Pearson left the University of Sheffield and began teaching at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, as Professor of British Later Prehistory

 

The School of Pharmacy, University of London merged with UCL on 1 January 2012, becoming the UCL School of Pharmacy within the Faculty of Life Sciences add something

 

In May 2012, UCL, Imperial College London and & Intel announced the establishment of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities, a London-based institute for research into the future of cities add something

 

In August 2012, the University waded into controversy as it advertised an unpaid research position add something

 

UCL and the Institute of Education formed a strategic alliance in October 2012, including co-operation in teaching, research and the development of the London schools system add something

 

Institute of Education - The Institute of Education and University College London formed a strategic alliance in October 2012, including co-operation in teaching, research and the development of the London schools system


2013

In the 2013 "Complete University Guide" subject tables, UCL is ranked in the top 10 in 28 subjects, and is ranked first for Building add something

 

In the 2013 "Guardian University Guide" subject tables, UCL is ranked first in six subject areas : Archaeology and Forensics, Architecture, Art and Design, Civil Engineering, English, and Psychology add something

 

In the 2013 "Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings", UCL is ranked joint 20th in the world add something

 

University of Manchester - Manchester has since defended its title to win University Challenge 2013, beating University College London 190 -140

 

University of Southampton - The University joined The Science and Engineering South Consortium on 9 May 2013. the SES-5 was created to pool the collective insights and resources of the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and University College London to innovate and explore new ideas through collaboration whilst providing efficiencies of scale and shared utilisation of facilities

 

On 1 October 2013, it was made official that Imperial College London's Translation Unit had moved to UCL. Professor Jonathan Wolff, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities, said: I'm delighted to welcome the Translation Studies Unit to UCL. We have been long-standing admirers of their work, and believe that together we will provide world leading expertise in audiovisual, technical and literary translation add something

 

In December 2013, it was announced that UCL and the academic publishing company Elsevier will collaborate to establish the UCL Big Data Institute add something


2014

In February 2014 the two institutions announced their intention to merge add something

 

In a ranking of the universities most frequently searched for on Google published in September 2014, UCL ranked 12th in the world add something


2015

In the 2015 "U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities", UCL is ranked 21st in the world add something

 

UCL is consistently one of the top multi-faculty universities in UK university rankings and ranks joint 9th in the 2015 "Times Higher Education" Table of Tables of the UK's three main domestic university league tables add something

 

In January 2015 it was announced that UCL had been selected by the UK government to be one of the five founder members of the Alan Turing Institute , an institute to be established at the British Library to promote the development and use of advanced mathematics, computer science, algorithms and Big Data add something


2016

In the 2016 "Complete University Guide" subject tables, UCL is ranked in the top 10 in 25 subjects, and is ranked first for Building; in the overall ranking UCL is 13th, down from 6th place in 2008 add something

 

As of March 2016, UCL had an "official count" of 29 Nobel affiliates as students or academics, and a further 11 as Honorary Graduates or Honorary Fellows add something

 

In April 2016 UCL signed a £280 million 30-year loan with the European Investment Bank, the largest loan ever borrowed by a UK university and largest ever loan by the EIB to a university add something

 

It moved to One Canada Square, Canary Wharf in May 2016 add something

 

In June 2016 it was reported in the Times Higher Education that hundreds of students who studied at UCL Faculty of Medical Science's Eastman Dental Institute between 2005-6 and 2013-14 had been given the wrong marks add something

 

As of August 2016 there were 56 Fellows of the Royal Society, 51 Fellows of the British Academy, 15 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 121 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences amongst UCL academic and research staff add something

 

In December 2016 it was announced that UCL would be the hub institution for a new £250 million national dementia research institute, to be funded with £150 million from the Medical Research Council and £50 million each from Alzheimer's Research UK and the Alzheimer's Society add something


2017

In the 2017 "U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking", UCL is ranked 23rd in the world add something

 

In the latest round of Department of Health funding for the 5 years from April 2017, the three UCL-affiliated biomedical research centres secured £168,6 million of the £811 million total funding nationwide, the largest amount awarded to any university and significantly higher than second-placed Oxford University add something


2018

In the 2018 "U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking", UCL is ranked 22nd in the world add something

 

In June 2018, UCL revealed that the UK Government would be providing £100 million of funding for UCL East as part of its £151 million contribution to the £1,1 billion redevelopment of the Olympic Park as a cultural and education district to be known as the East Bank add something

 

It was announced in August 2018 that a £215 million contract for construction of the largest building in the "UCL East" development, Marshgate 1, had been awarded to Mace, with building to begin in 2019 and be completed by 2022 add something

 

The bill received royal assent on 20 December 2018, allowing UCL's application for university status to proceed add something


2019

In the 2019 "Complete University Guide" subject tables, UCL is ranked in the top 10 in 29 subjects, and is ranked second for Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design and third for Building and Politics among others add something