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As London’s global university, UCL is committed to applying its distinctive cross-disciplinary approach to address the world’s most pressing challenges and significant questions. Building on our founding values and history of academic excellence, UCL continues to nurture and celebrate a culture of expertise and collaboration that delivers benefits to society.   

 UCL is committed to working in partnership to maximise the impact of our activities locally, nationally and globally. From working towards improving air quality in our home borough of Camden through the Camden Clean Air Partnership, to developing the Ventura breathing aid with industry partners that has treated 10,000 COVID-19 patients in 130 NHS hospitals across the UK, and in India where 600 devices are being shipped to treat patients affected by the recent surge in cases.   

Our staff and students address societal challenges facing us today – developing national health programmes to support 700,000 smokers to quit – and tomorrow – working with the tech industry to understand how AI might alter society. As we approach our bicentenary, UCL will continue to develop ways to improve people’s lives in London, the UK and around the world.  

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Recovery can be achieved through empowering our regions – including England’s south east

Regional collaborations, coupled with sustained R&D investment, can support the UK’s post-pandemic recovery.

credit: Jason Hawkes

Our universities, transforming communities, industries and the economy

Celebrating the collective successes of Science and Engineering South member universities in the UK Knowledge Exchange Framework

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Case Study

From coal waste to colour

Art and engineering come together at UCL to create a range of paints from waste generated by de-commissioned coal mines, working with local communities and the UK government’s Coal Authority.


Regional disparities in psychosis rates mapped in UCL-led project

Spending on mental health in England could be targeted better in future, thanks to a modelling tool developed by researchers from two Science and Engineering South institutions

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Mapping the impact of our universities’ research across the UK

SES member institutions are all located in the south east of England, yet the impact of their research can be felt across the whole of the UK, and indeed across the world.

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SES celebrates the DAFNI champions

Six researchers from SES institutions are among 12 DAFNI champions who will get early access to the £8m infrastructure modelling and visualisation platform.

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Professor David Price

Executive Board Member – UCL

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Dr Matt Davis

Operational lead – UCL

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