University College of London

Partner Information

  • Partner Full Name: University College of London
  • Partner Short Name: UCL
  • Country: United Kindom
  • Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/

Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, University College London (UCL) is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 42,000 students from 150 different countries. UCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni. UCL is London’s research powerhouse, with a commitment to transforming lives in the capital, across the UK and around the world. UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2010-2024) and is 2nd in the UK for research power and 1st in London (REF 2021).  

With a commitment to addressing real-world problems, UCL research contributes significantly to the wider body of global knowledge, driving innovation through collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts. This approach not only informs its high-quality teaching but also fosters an entrepreneurial spirit among its diverse student body. Over 6,000 research staff across 11 faculties are housed at UCL, ensuring a breadth and depth of expertise across the entire spectrum of academic disciplines. Real-world impact is created through collaboration. Cross-disciplinary research is being enabled at UCL through collaborative initiatives - including the UCL Grand Challenges and the UCL Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Initiative. Meaningful, lasting partnerships with a wide range of partners are developed to create positive change.