University of London, University College London

University of London, University College London


Continente:
Europe
Country:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Address:
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Web Site:
www.ucl.ac.uk


About University of London, University College London:

University College London (UCL) is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It is the third largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrollment, and the largest by postgraduate enrolment. Established in 1826 as London University by founders inspired by the radical ideas of Jeremy Bentham, UCL was the first university institution to be established in London, and the first in England to be entirely secular and to admit students regardless of their religion. UCL also makes the contested claims of being the third-oldest university in England and the first to admit women. In 1836 UCL became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London, which was granted a royal charter in the same year. It has grown through mergers, including with the Institute of Neurology (in 1997), the Royal Free Hospital Medical School (in 1998), the Eastman Dental Institute (in 1999), the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (in 1999), the School of Pharmacy (in 2012) and the Institute of Education (in 2014). UCL has its main campus in the Bloomsbury area of central London, with a number of institutes and teaching hospitals elsewhere in central London and a satellite campus in Doha, Qatar. UCL is organized into 11 constituent faculties, within which there are over 100 departments, institutes and research centres. UCL operates several culturally significant museums and manages collections in a wide range of fields, including the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, and administers the annual Orwell Prize in political writing. In 2016/17, UCL had around 37,900 students and 14,600 staff (including around 7,100 academic staff and 840 professors) and had a total group income of £1.33 billion, of which £459.8 million was from research grants and contracts. UCL alumni include the ‘Father of the Nation’ of each of India, Kenya and Mauritius, the founders of Ghana, modern Japan and Nigeria, the inventor of the telephone, and one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. UCL academics discovered five of the naturally occurring noble gases, discovered hormones, invented the vacuum tube, and made several foundational advances in modern statistics. As of 2017, 33 Nobel Prize winners and 3 Fields medalists have been affiliated with UCL as alumni, faculty or researchers.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 24 20 20 17 17 16 16 14 11 11 10 8 6

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 161 144 121 123 87 159 108 122 123 116 133 112
Engineering 73 64 83 72 85 98 91 85 80 77 71 86
Life Sciences 10 10 9 11 7 6 4 4 8 7 7 6
Medicine 14 15 14 14 13 13 10 6 13 9 8 7
Natural Sciences 54 56 48 47 43 43 42 36 35 33 30 28
Social Sciences 30 32 27 25 33 28 15 15 15 13 12 10

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 122 87 168 122 165 173 154 148 155
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 14
Chemical Engineering 179 154 185 197 178 147 139 113 115 113
Chemistry 84 105 114 113 79 70 72 79 62 68
Civil Engineering 102 93 82 106 111 113 91 95 92 94
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 8
Computer Science 45 39 40 40 36 31 38 37 44 49
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 37
Electrical Engineering 54 50 46 70 57 50 57 39 58 70
Environment / Ecology - 93 132 115 109 109 93 98 92 83
Geosciences 48 56 53 56 60 51 48 65 55 56
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 11
Materials Science 86 93 100 117 102 96 97 96 97 111
Mathematics 163 114 121 119 135 107 92 87 54 63
Mechanical Engineering 122 197 186 228 232 191 200 212 208 187
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 37
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 12
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 2
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 18 12 6 10 9 9 13 4
Physics 50 52 45 41 41 40 30 29 25 44
Plant & Animal Science - 161 200 277 144 170 192 190 192 214
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 4
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 7
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 25