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University College London

Arms of University College London (no longer used in any official capacity)
University information
NameUniversity College London
MottoCuncti adsint meritaeque expectent praemia palmae (Latin)
Motto in EnglishLet all come who by merit deserve the most reward
ChancellorHRH The Princess Royal (University of London)
ProvostProf. Malcolm Grant
Staff8,000 (4,000 academic staff)
Under graduates11,970
Post graduates9,650
CityLondon, United Kingdom
AffiliationsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities
European University Association
League of European Research Universities
Russell Group
University of London
Universities UK

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University College London (UCL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom and the largest constituent college of the federal University of London. 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. UCL became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London in 1836.UCL is organised into eight constituent faculties, within which there are over 100 departments, institutes and research centres. UCL's main campus is located in the Bloomsbury area of Central London, with a number of institutes and teaching hospitals located elsewhere in Central London. The UCL School of Energy and Resources is based in Adelaide, Australia. UCL is a major centre for biomedical research; it is part of three of the 12 biomedical research centres established by the NHS in England and is a founding member of UCL Partners, the largest academic health science centre in Europe. For the period 1999 to 2009 it was the 13th most-cited university in the world (and the most-cited in Europe). UCL had a total income of £714 million in 2008/09, of which £249 million was from research grants and contracts.UCL has over 4,000 academic and research staff and 648 professors, the highest number of any British university. There are currently 36 Fellows of the Royal Society, 26 Fellows of the British Academy, 10 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 78 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences amongst UCL academic and research staff. There are 21 Nobel Prize winners and three Fields Medalists amongst UCL’s alumni and current and former staff, the most recent being Sir Charles K. Kao, who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2009. UCL is ranked 21st in the world (and 3rd in Europe) in the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities, 4th in the world (and 2nd in Europe) in the 2010 QS World University Rankings and 22nd in the world (and 5th in Europe) in the 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.UCL is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, the G5, the League of European Research Universities, the Russell Group, UNICA and Universities UK. It forms part of the 'Golden Triangle' of British universities.

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2010 updated version: Located in central London, UCL (University College London) is world-renowned for its innovative teaching methods and pioneering research, which span the sciences, social sciences, biomedicine, humanities and the arts. - Among the world's top universities in a range of rankings & tables ( - 21 Nobel Prize winners - 20000 students, one third international from 140 countries But rankings and numbers aren't everything. Take a look around the UCLTV channel and see if you like what else the university has to offer. Video narration by UCL alumnus Jonathan Dimbleby
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PART ONE - Sand Casting Process with Philip White and Jenny Dunseath in the foundry at Camberwell college of Art London. Video by Chris Follows part of the Process Arts Project - - University of the arts London: In this video: 1. Prepare a Pattern. This must be made of a smooth solid substance to withstand ramming, for example sealed wood or plaster. 2. To prepare the Mold: divide the flask (wooden box, made of 2 parts- (top) Cope and (bottom) Drag). Turn over the Drag Face down on a board. 3. Place the pattern in the upturned Drag. Ensure there is enough space around the pattern for Gating (room for runner and Sprue- pouring hole for the metal) 4. Dust with Parting Agent to prevent it sticking. (Parting agent is a hydrophobic material which repels moisture eg crushed limestone. 5. Use a fine riddle (large sieve) to just cover the pattern. 6. Use a Paddle to ram the sand, lightly at first to protect the pattern, and then harder to compress the sand. 7. Fill with sand, and ram it until full. Level off and smooth with a trowel. 8. Turn over the compressed Drag and the pattern will be immersed in sand. 9. Put the Cope on the Drag and bolt together 10. Repeat steps 4-7. Take care not to ram the sand too hard as to affect the Drag below. 11. Take Cope off and set it aside. You should be able to see an imprint of your Pattern. Depending on its location use your hole-cutter and cut a Sprue hole by placing your hand on the back of the Cope and push hole cutter <b>...</b>
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A group of King's College London students watched the "That's why I chose Yale" video and were inspired to take on the Americans at their own game. They created something...a little different. Featuring the members of All the King's Men, The King's Chix, Breakin KCL and the Gospel Music society - this video gives a very British take on the all-singing, all-dancing university experience" produced by Spectrecom films. For more information visit: LYRICS Here we are within the heart of London It's good to see you, welcome all to King's We've a lot to do, a busy time is planned There's a tour of the campus starting in the Strand So let's all go down the Strand Let's all go down the Strand You'll see students pretending to revise Some famous members of King's Alumni One day that could be you Avoiding the bus queue Often when you're in the Strand You hear an a cappella band So let's all go down the Strand If you're under the weather Fret not we've students who will be Doctors, Midwives, Dentists, and Psychiatrists All would like to get their hands on thee King's is the very best Compare us with the rest There's nine Schools of Study with options galore Reggie the Lion our mascot we adore Location, so they state Stimulates and motivates Midst the lectures and the learnin' Are St Pauls, the 'Eye and Gherkin That's why Kings is the very best We're down with King's to tell you true King's saw everyone from John Keats to Desmond Tutu Peeps from 140 countries so <b>...</b>
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The Guardian--The decision comes amid wider concerns about cutbacks in humanities departments at Sussex, King's -College London- and Hull. Many academics fear that ... - Date : Sat, 08 May 2010 23:08:33 GMT+00:00
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Times Online--Three colleges are on the list: Leeds -College- of Music; Ravensbourne -College-, known as Rave, in -London-; and Writtle -College-, Essex. Ravensbourne said it was ... - Date : Sat, 08 May 2010 22:35:31 GMT+00:00
America's security challenge: Home-grown terror - Tweet this news Abdulmutallab who tried to blow up a plane heading to Detroit in December was believed to have got radicalised at -University College London- (-UCL-). ... - Date : Sat, 08 May 2010 05:26:15 GMT+00:00

Faculty and staff :
Faculty Number of staff
UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities 180
UCL Faculty of Biomedical Sciences 1,971
UCL Faculty of the Built Environment (The Bartlett) 136
UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences 391
UCL Faculty of Laws 62
UCL Faculty of Life Sciences 591
UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences 445
UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences 292

World rankings
Rankings :
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Academic Ranking of World Universities 21st 21st 22nd 25th 26th 26th
HEEACT � Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 17th 20th 20th 24th
QS World University Rankings 4th 4th 7th 9th 25th 28th
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 22nd

UK rankings
Rankings :
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
The Complete University Guide 9th 8th 8th 6th
The Daily Telegraph 6th
Guardian University Guide 5th 6th 7th 5th
4th 7th
Sunday Times University Guide 4th 4th 4th 6th 5th 5th 5th
Times Good University Guide 7th 5th 7th 6th 5th 6th 6th

University College London

UniversityHistory of University College London * List of UCL alumni * Bloomsbury Theatre * UCL Main Building * UCL Provost * Filming at UCL
Departments and BuildingsThe Bartlett * The Constitution Unit * Bentham House * School of Slavonic and East European Studies * The Panopticon * Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology * Institute of Archaeology * Slade School of Fine Art * Jill Dando Institute * UCL Laws
Research and HospitalsUniversity College Hospital * UCL Neuroscience * UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience * UCL Business * UCL Medical School * CoMPLEX * UCL Institute of Child Health * Great Ormond Street Hospital * Royal Free Hospital
UCL UnionUniversity College London Union * The Cheese Grater * University College Opera * Pi Magazine * Rare FM * Royal Free and University College Medical School Boat Club * Royal Free, University College and Middlesex Medical Students RFC * UCL Conservative Society * University College London Boat Club

Recognised bodies of the University of London

Birkbeck * Courtauld Institute of Art * Central School of Speech and Drama * Goldsmiths * Heythrop College * Institute of Cancer Research * Institute of Education * King's College London * London Business School * LSE * LSHTM * Queen Mary * Royal Academy of Music * Royal Holloway * Royal Veterinary College * St. George's * SOAS * School of Pharmacy * UCL | Listed bodies
University of London External System * University of London Institute in Paris * School of Advanced Study * University Marine Biological Station Millport |

Universities and colleges in London

UniversitiesArts London * Brunel * City * East London * Greenwich * Imperial * Kingston * London * London Metropolitan * London South Bank * Middlesex * Roehampton * RCA * Thames Valley * Westminster
University collegesSt. Mary's
Further Education collegesBarking & Dagenham * Barnet * Bexley * Bromley * Capel Manor * Carshalton * City & Islington * City Lit * City of Westminster * Croydon * Ealing, Hammersmith & West London * Greenwich * Hackney * Haringey, Enfield & North East London * Harrow * Havering * Hillcroft * John Ruskin * Kensington & Chelsea * Kingston * Lambeth * Lewisham * Marine Society * Mary Ward * Morley * Newham * North West London * Orpington * Redbridge * Richmond Adult * Richmond upon Thames * South Thames * Southgate * Southwark * Stanmore * Tower Hamlets * Uxbridge * Waltham Forest * West Thames * Westminster Kingsway * Working Men's
Sixth form collegesBSix * Christ the King * Crossways * Coulsdon * Havering * La Swap * Leyton * Newham * St Charles * St Dominic's * St Francis Xavier * Sir George Monoux * Woodhouse

League of European Research Universities

Amsterdam * Barcelona * Cambridge * Edinburgh * Freiburg * Geneva * Heidelberg * Helsinki * Imperial College * Karolinska (Stockholm) * Leiden * Leuven * University College London * Lund * Milan * LMU Munich * Oxford * Paris VI: Pierre et Marie Curie * Paris-Sud * Strasbourg * Utrecht * Zürich |

Russell Group of UK research universities

Birmingham * Bristol * Cambridge * Cardiff * Edinburgh * Glasgow * Imperial College London * King's College London * Leeds * Liverpool * London School of Economics * Manchester * Newcastle * Nottingham * Oxford * Queen's * Sheffield * Southampton * University College London * Warwick

Institutional Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA)

Tirana * Wien * Brussels (VUB) * Brussels (ULB) * Sofia * Zagreb * Nicosia * Prague * Copenhagen * Tallinn (TU) * Tallinn (TUT) * Helsinki * Paris I * Paris III * Paris VI * Paris-Dauphine * Berlin (FUB) * Berlin (HUB) * Athens * Budapest * Dublin (UCD) * Rome-La Sapienza * Rome-Tor Vergata * Rome-Tre * Riga * Vilnius * Skopje * Amsterdam (UvA) * Oslo * Warsaw * Lisboa * Bucharest * Moscow * Bratislava * Ljubljana * Madrid (UAM) * Madrid (UCM) * Stockholm * Belgrade * Lausanne * London (UCL) |

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