University College London
| University College London |
|Motto||Cuncti adsint meritaeque expectent praemia palmae|
|Type||Public research university|
|Sponsor of||The Vaccine Confidence Project|
|Sponsored by||Bill & 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.
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).
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)
|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||Influential 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.|
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab||22 December 1986||Engineer||The Underwear bomber|
|Alex Allan||9 February 1951||UK||Civil servant|
|Samantha de Bendern||November 1965||UK||Journalist|
|Well-connected polyglot "international civil servant" with a masters degree in Wealth Management, fellow of the Institute for Statecraft.|
|Ken Follett||5 June 1949||UK||Author|
|Thayne Forbes||June 1938||Judge|
|Mahatma Gandhi||2 October 1869||30 January 1948||India||Author|
|Indian non-violent revolutionary sage|
|Peter Goldsmith||5 January 1950||Lawyer|
|Chaim Herzog||17 September 1918||17 April 1997||Spook|
|Brynmor John||18 April 1934||13 December 1988||Politician|
|Melanie Johnson||5 February 1955||UK|
|David Jones||22 March 1952||Politician|
|John Killick||18 November 1919||12 February 2004||UK||Diplomat|
|Nicholas Kollerstrom||13 December 1946||UK||Author|
|Fiona Mactaggart||12 September 1953||UK||Politician|
|Alison McGovern||30 December 1980|
|Tom McNally||20 February 1943||UK||Politician|
|Kwame Nkrumah||18 September 1909||27 April 1972||Politician|
|Jacek Rostowski||30 April 1951||Poland|
|Daniel R. Russel||12 December 1953|
|Patricia Scotland||19 August 1955||Politician|
|Charles Tannock||25 September 1957||Politician||A member of the European Parliament|
|Jenny Tonge||19 February 1941|
|Ben Warner||Data scientist|
|Sharon White||21 April 1967||UK||Economist|
|Richard Whittam||Lawyer||A 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 Whittingdale||16 October 1959||UK||Politician|
|Iain Wright||9 May 1972||UK||Politician|
|Pierre Wunsch||12 December 1967||Belgium||Central banker|
|David Ivor Young||27 February 1932||UK||Politician|
|Nadhim Zahawi||2 June 1967||UK||Politician|
Deep state operative
|Bernard Snoy et d'Oppuers||11 March 1945||Belgium||Academic|