University College of London
University College London (UCL)
Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.
Today, UCL is one of the world's leading multi-disciplinary universities. UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published in December 2014, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted.
UCL academics have breadth and depth of expertise across the entire range of academic disciplines. Individually, they expand our understanding of the world; collectively and collaboratively, they deliver analysis that addresses the major challenges facing humanity.
UCL Institute of Education
UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science. It has been ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 QS World University Rankings.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment of university research, the IOE was top for ‘research power’ (GPA multiplied by the size of the entry) in education.
Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff. In December 2014 it became a single-faculty school of UCL, called the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).
UCL Institute of Education plays an important global role, contributing to international academic and policy-related arenas and networks developing the fields of education and social science worldwide.