University College London

The World100 Representative

Mark Sudbury - Director of Communications and Marketing

Mark is responsible for developing the profile and reputation of one of the world’s leading universities. He runs an integrated team covering media relations, web/social media, corporate events, student and international recruitment.

 

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Recent News from University College London

Key facts about University College London

Research member since 2007

Home country numbers: 13,981

Own continent numbers: 2,830

International (out of continent) numbers: 4,315

UCL’s neo-Grecian central Portico is its most famous landmark, and is generally recognised as the greatest work of William Wilkins. The main entrance to the Wilkins Building is at the top of a wide staircase under the ten column Corinthian Portico, topped by the elegant Dome

University College London's Mission & Vision

We are a world-class centre of research and teaching, dedicated to developing and disseminating original knowledge to benefit the world of the future.

We believein engaging fully with the world around us; in breaking new ground through challenging convention; in progress through partnership.

We value creativity and innovation; independent thought; integrity; energy; perseverance.

We commit to unswerving pursuit of excellence; to maintaining rich academic diversity embracing the Arts and Sciences; to equality of opportunity and fulfilment of potential for all our staff and students.

We strive always to lead, to inspire to achieve.

To develop further as a distinctly global university, internationally recognised as such, attracting to our central London location the highest quality students and staff from around the world, and contributing from our research to the resolution of problems of global significance.

About University College London

Based in the heart of London, UCL (University College London) is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with 8,000 staff and 22,000 students.

Over 140 nationalities are represented among UCL students with overseas students making up nearly a third of the student body. Our research, too, reaches the farthest corners of the globe; from the conservation of antiquities in Iraq to the transformation of engineering research in Kazakhstan.

UCL was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up English higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds. This same radical spirit thrives today.

No fewer than 21 Nobel prizewinners have come from the UCL community. Our excellence extends across all academic disciplines; from one of Europe's largest and most productive centres for biomedical science interacting with eleven leading London hospitals, to world-renowned centres for architecture (UCL Bartlett) and fine art ( UCL Slade School).

 

International Partnerships

UCL conducts relevant research in collaboration with world-leading organisations and has partnerships on every continent.

Some notable partnerships include:

  • UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory has contributed to over 250 space projects with NASA, the European Space Agency and the Chinese space agency
  • In October 2009, UCL and Yale University formed an alliance to improve global health through scientific research, clinical and educational collaboration

Early 2010, UCL will open UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia (SERAus). UCL SERAus, the university’s first overseas campus, is the outcome of a partnership agreement between UCL, the Government of South Australia, and Santos Limited, one of Australia’s largest energy companies.

 

Notable Research Areas

UCL does not focus on one area of specialism but excels across the disciplines, from fine art to clinical medicine.

Medicine, architecture, laws, economics, computer science and philosophy are among the academic disciplines at UCL to have achieved outstanding results in the UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.

The Thomson Scientific Citation Index – which catalogues journal articles and citations in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities – shows that UCL is the UK university most-cited by health researchers.

UCL works across disciplines to enable ideas from one subject area to be seeded into another, resulting in fruitful new ideas. For example, UCL has teamed up with leading medical journal The Lancet to create a joint commission to review the likely impacts of climate change on human societies. Its membership spans prominent academics and students in disciplines such as law, medicine, anthropology and economics. They have produced recommendations which will allow the health effects of climate change to be monitored, mitigated and managed effectively.