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Administration - 12.05.2022
Opinion: Why import restrictions aren’t enough to help Nigeria industrialise
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Michael Odijie (UCL History) and Poorva Karkare of ECDPM, take a careful and critical look at how Nigeria's closed-borders policies designed to fight goods smuggling is limiting trade with their neighbours and their own industrialisation.

Economics / Business - Innovation - 12.05.2022

Environment - 12.05.2022
REF recognises GDI as the best place to do Development Studies research in the UK
The Global Development Institute is delighted that both the quality and impact of its research has been confirmed in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.05.2022
Spotlight on... Professor Jayant S Vaidya
This week Jayant, Professor of Surgery and Oncology at UCL Division of Surgery, shares the story of how he helped to develop a pioneering new treatment for breast cancer, which is featured as a case study in UCL's latest REF submission.

Environment - 12.05.2022
University of Glasgow recognised for world-leading research and impact
The University of Glasgow has been recognised for its world-leading research and the positive impact it has on society, by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results highlight Glasgow's position as a world-changing university which produces research of global and national importance. The submission also highlighted Glasgow's commitment to making a difference beyond academia.

Environment - Health - 12.05.2022
REF 2021 - Research that matters
90% of research at Cardiff University is officially world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest independent assessment of research quality across UK higher education institutions.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.05.2022
New report outlines vision for safe, effective and accessible medicines in pregnancy
New report outlines vision for safe, effective and accessible medicines in pregnancy
A UK-first report into the state of pregnancy medicine, which was co-commissioned by Professor Anna David (UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health), has proposed a clear roadmap to help reduce the high number of needless newborn deaths and improve maternal health.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.05.2022

Health - 11.05.2022
Better use of data needed to tackle NHS backlogs
A major success of the UK's COVID-19 response has been the use of up-to-date, publicly available data - now this approach must be widened to tackle the indirect and long-term effects of the pandemic, according to a new study by a UK-wide team led by a UCL researcher. COVID-19 has had a disastrous impact on hospital waiting lists in the UK.

Event - Social Sciences - 11.05.2022

Economics / Business - 11.05.2022
School of Management academic in three-year project to research causes of UK's 'productivity puzzle'
School of Management academic in three-year project to research causes of UK’s ’productivity puzzle’
Study aims to help policymakers and business address poor UK productivity Dr Weixi Liu of the University of Bath's School of Management will join a three-year national research programme to examine w

Transport - Innovation - 11.05.2022
UK public want self-driving cars to be labelled
UK public want self-driving cars to be labelled
Nearly nine out of 10 (86%) people in the UK want self-driving vehicles to be labelled so they can be clearly distinguished from human-driven vehicles, according to a major new survey led by UCL researchers. The research team surveyed 4,860 members of the British public in late 2021 about their attitudes to self-driving vehicles.

Health - 10.05.2022
Indoor tanning ban would reduce melanoma deaths, show researchers
Indoor tanning ban would reduce melanoma deaths, show researchers
A ban of commercially available indoor tanning would substantially reduce deaths from melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, a study led by University of Manchester researchers has concluded.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 10.05.2022
Chile's first complete ichthyosaur recovered from a glacier in Patagonia
Chile’s first complete ichthyosaur recovered from a glacier in Patagonia
The fossilised remains of Chile's first complete ichthyosaur have been unearthed from a melting glacier deep in the Patagonia area of the South American country.

Computer Science - Innovation - 10.05.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 10.05.2022
Joubert Syndrome: the link between intellectual disability and defects in the hippocampus
Joubert Syndrome: the link between intellectual disability and defects in the hippocampus
An important link has been found between the intellectual disability seen in children with Joubert Syndrome and defects in a specific part of the brain. An important link has been found between the intellectual disability experienced by children with the rare disease Joubert Syndrome (JS) and defects in the hippocampus.

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 10.05.2022
Whales evolved in three rapid phases, reveals largest study of its kind
Whales evolved in three rapid phases, reveals largest study of its kind
The diversity seen in whale skulls was achieved through three key periods of rapid evolution, reveals a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Natural History Museum. The study, published in Current Biology , gathered the most expansive 3D scan data set ever for Cetacea (whale) skulls spanning 88 living species (representing 95% of extant cetacean species) and 113 fossil species and covering 50 million years of evolution.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 10.05.2022

Social Sciences - 10.05.2022

Environment - Music - 09.05.2022
Music fans care more about climate change and want the music industry to do extra on the issue
Music fans are most likely to care about climate change and place a higher priority on tackling the crisis than non-music fans, a new report published today revealed.

Linguistics / Literature - 09.05.2022

Economics / Business - Innovation - 06.05.2022

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.05.2022
European farmland could be biggest global reservoir of microplastics
Farmlands across Europe are potentially the biggest global reservoir of microplastics due to the high concentrations found in fertilisers derived from sewage sludge, new research has shown. Scientists from Cardiff University and the University of Manchester estimate that between 31,000 and 42,000 tonnes of microplastics (or 86 - 710 trillion microplastic particles) are applied to European soils annually, mirroring the concentration of microplastics found in ocean surface waters.

Economics / Business - Environment - 05.05.2022

Health - 05.05.2022
Poorer health in disabled linked to lack of home adaptations
Older people with mobility problems living without home adaptations have poorer health and higher levels of pain, according to researchers at The Universities of Manchester and Hong Kong. The study of English data, published today in Lancet Regional Health Europe (05/05/22) also links the lack of adaptations to not being able to participate in social activities and having to move home within two years.

Art and Design - Environment - 05.05.2022
Glasgow Science Festival makes a splash with programme launch
The Glasgow Science Festival is setting out to make a splash as it returns with an expanded programme of in-person events in June under the theme of 'Glasgow's Making Waves'.

Campus - 05.05.2022
My UCL Experience all-staff survey
My UCL Experience all-staff survey
Thank you to everyone who participated in My UCL Experience, our all-staff survey, last month and for providing such thoughtful and informative feedback. Your views are immensely valuable in helping us understand how you feel about working at UCL right now and in identifying ways we can improve your experience of working at UCL.