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UCL is a welcoming, inclusive university situated at the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities.

UCL is one of the world’s premier universities, consistently ranked in the global top 10. It is a world-class research and teaching institution based in London whose staff and former students have included 21 Nobel Prize winners. Founded in 1826, it was the only university in England at that time which admitted students regardless of race or religion. UCL is an inspiring university in which to work and study and it continues to thrive on the diversity and creativity of its community.

UCL Energy Institute

The UCL branch of the London – Loughborough Centre for doctoral research in energy demand is based at the UCL Energy Institute (UCL-Energy).

Faced with the challenge of energy equity, security and climate change, the UCL-Energy Institute aims to accelerate the transition to a globally sustainable energy system through world-class energy research, education and policy support.

UCL-Energy brings together different perspectives, understandings and procedures in energy research, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. It enables UCL to draw on all its disciplines to address the energy challenge. It has relevance to and impacts on each of the UCL Grand Challenges: Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.

The Institute has a core research, teaching and enterprise activity and also acts as an umbrella for energy research across the college.  It has its own multidisciplinary team of researchers and students and also coordinates teams from across the University, providing critical mass and capacity for ambitious projects.

Core researchers at the UCL Energy Institute carry out world-leading research in the fields of buildings, energy systems, people and energy, policy and law, smart energy and transport. These research themes are not mutually exclusive, and many researchers work across two or more themes, ensuring a truly interdisciplinary approach to energy research.

Affiliate researchers across UCL come from more than 20 departments including architecture, planning, laws, psychology, statistics as well as more traditional energy subject areas such as mechanical and chemical engineering and the physical sciences.

UCL-Energy is a young, multidisciplinary research centre, which has very quickly positioned itself at the forefront of energy research in the UK. The institute provides a first-rate learning experience, with our high-quality teaching informed by leading-edge international research.

Visit the UCL Energy Institute website.

UCL facts

UCL is ranked seventh in the world’s top 10 universities by the QS World University Rankings (2015)
UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength (Research Excellence Framework 2014), by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted. It was rated top not only in the overall results, but also in each of the assessed components: publications and other research outputs; research environment; and research impact.
UCL has a global reach and global vision, with more than a third of UCL students coming from outside the UK, attracted from over 150 countries around the globe.
52% of the nearly 36,000-strong student community is engaged in graduate studies, with nearly a third of these graduate students pursuing research degrees.
Based in Bloomsbury, UCL is a welcoming, inclusive university situated at the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities.

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