University College London

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Group.png University College London  
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AbbreviationUCL
MottoCuncti adsint meritaeque expectent praemia palmae
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HeadquartersLondon, UK
TypePublic research university
Sponsor ofThe Vaccine Confidence Project
Sponsored byBill & Melinda Gates Foundation

University College London, officially known as UCL since 2005, is a public research university located in London. It is the third largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrolment, and the largest by postgraduate enrolment.

Overview

UCL is a member of numerous academic organisations, including the Russell Group and the League of European Research Universities, and is part of UCL Partners, the world's largest academic health science centre, and the "golden triangle" of research-intensive English universities.

UCL is a major centre for biomedical research. It produced the highest number of highly cited publications of any institution, with 12,672 (compared to second-placed Oxford University with 9,952).

Finances

In 2016, UCL had a total income (excluding share of joint ventures) of £1.36 billion (2014/15 – £1.26 billion) and a total expenditure of £1.23 billion.

Key sources of income included £530.4 million from research grants and contracts, £421.1 million from tuition fees and education contracts, £192.1 million from funding body grants and £25.1 million from donations and endowments. At year end UCL had endowments of £100.9 million and total net assets of £1.19 billion.

In 2014/15, UCL had the third-highest total income of any British university (after the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford), and the third-highest income from research grants and contracts (after the University of Oxford and Imperial College London). For the 2015/16 academic year, UCL was allocated a total of £171.37 million for teaching and research from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the highest amount allocated to any English university, of which £39.76 million is for teaching and £131.61 million is for research.

UCL launched a 10-year, £300 million fundraising appeal in October 2004, at the time the largest appeal target set by a university in the United Kingdom. UCL launched a new £600 million fundraising campaign in September 2016 titled "It's All Academic – The Campaign for UCL".

In April 2016, UCL signed a £280 million 30-year loan with the European Investment Bank, the largest loan ever borrowed by a UK university and largest ever loan by the EIB to a university.

UCL has significant commercial activities and in 2014/15 these generated around £155 million in revenues. UCL's principal commercial activities. UCL has also participated in a number of commercial joint ventures, including EuroTempest Ltd and Imanova Ltd (now part of Invicro)


 

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Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationInfluential foundation which was established at a time when a judge ruled that Microsoft was to be broken up. It's founder has been described as a bully who dressed down employees in public, who seemed to thrive on conflict and always pressed for (his) advantage.

 

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Alan FreemanEconomist
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Chaim Herzog17 September 191817 April 1997Spook
Soldier
Politician
Lawyer
Brynmor John18 April 193413 December 1988Politician
Melanie Johnson5 February 1955UK
David Jones22 March 1952Politician
John Killick18 November 191912 February 2004UKDiplomat
Spook
Soldier
Nicholas Kollerstrom13 December 1946UKAuthor
Academic
Historian
Fiona Mactaggart12 September 1953UKPolitician
Alison McGovern30 December 1980
Tom McNally20 February 1943UKPolitician
Lobbyist
Kwame Nkrumah18 September 190927 April 1972Politician
Jacek Rostowski30 April 1951Poland
UK
Politician
Economist
Bilderberg
Daniel R. Russel12 December 1953
Patricia Scotland19 August 1955Politician
Lawyer
Charles Tannock25 September 1957PoliticianA member of the European Parliament
Jenny Tonge19 February 1941
Ben WarnerData scientist
Sharon White21 April 1967UKEconomist
Richard WhittamLawyerA prosecuting counsel experienced at handling major cases, with a track record of working for the UK intelligence agencies, security cleared "to the highest level". In June 2014, he claiming that "clearly exceptional circumstances" meant that a major terrorist case should be held in secret without the public being informed of the defendants' names.
John Whittingdale16 October 1959UKPolitician
Iain Wright9 May 1972UKPolitician
Pierre Wunsch12 December 1967BelgiumCentral banker
'Bat Ye'or'1933UKAuthor
David Ivor Young27 February 1932UKPolitician
Businessperson
Nadhim Zahawi2 June 1967UKPolitician
Deep state operative
Cercle chair
Bernard Snoy et d'Oppuers11 March 1945BelgiumAcademic
Banker
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