Since 1826, they have championed independent thought by attracting and nurturing the world's best minds.
UCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni. Their powerful collective of individuals and institutions work together to explore new possibilities.
30 Nobel laureates
11 academic faculties
2nd in UK for research power (REF 2021)
440 undergraduate programmes
150+ nationalities represented by student body
675 postgraduate programmes
Across the globe
Their network of connections span across the globe:
300,000 alumni in 190 countries
53% international students
32% of our students studied abroad in 2017/18
37% international staff
150+ Erasmus+ partnerships
Partnerships with institutions worldwide
As set out in UCL 2034, UCL's strategy is based on the following principal themes:
Academic leadership grounded in intellectual excellence
A global leader in the integration of research and education, underpinning an inspirational student experience
Addressing global challenges through our disciplinary excellence and distinctive cross-disciplinary approach
An accessible, publicly engaged organisation that fosters a lifelong community
London’s Global University: in London, of London and for London
Delivering global impact through a network of innovative international activities, collaborations and partnerships.
In addition to UCL 2034, UCL Strategic Plan 2022-25 sets out the whole-university priorities for the next 5 years, focusing effort and investment on a small number of shared priorities. The plan aims to build on the trajectory established by UCL 2034 and their ambition to be London’s global university.
They are continually making an impact on the world we live in.