UCL Faculty of Life Sciences

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UCL Faculty of Life Sciences
Dean Professor Geraint Rees [1]
Admin. staff 798[2]
(Academic and research staff (as at 30 April 2012))
Students 1,183[2]
(Undergraduate (2011/12))
486[2]
(Graduate (2011/12))
Location London, United Kingdom
Website UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences

The UCL Faculty of Life Sciences is one of the 10 constituent faculties of University College London (UCL).[3] The Faculty forms part of the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences, together with the Faculty of Brain Sciences, the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Population Health Sciences.[4]

Departments[edit]

The Faculty currently comprises the following departments, divisions and institutes:[4][5]

  • UCL Division of Biosciences
    • UCL Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
    • UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
    • UCL Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology
    • UCL Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology

Research centres and institutes[edit]

The Faculty also incorporates the following research centres and institutes:[4]

  • Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
  • Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

Rankings[edit]

In the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, UCL is ranked 22nd in the world (and 4th in Europe) for Life & Agricultural Sciences.[6]

In the 2013 QS World University Rankings, UCL is ranked 16th in the world (and 5th in Europe) for Life Sciences and Medicine.[7] In the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject, UCL is ranked 20th in the world (and 5th in Europe) for Biological Sciences,[8] 14th in the world (and 5th in Europe) for Linguistics[9] and 4th in the world (and 3rd in Europe) for Pharmacy & Pharmacology.[10]

In the 2013/14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UCL is ranked 19th in the world (and 5th in Europe) for Life Sciences.[11]

Notable alumni and staff[edit]

There are currently six Nobel Prize winners amongst the Faculty's alumni and current and former staff.[12]

Notable members of Faculty academic staff include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/slms/slms-news/slms/rees
  2. ^ a b c "UCL Annual Review 2012". UCL. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Academic Units of UCL". University College London. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Divisions and Institutes". UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Academic Departments by Faculty". University College London. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Life and Agriculture Sciences – 2013". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2013 – Life Sciences and Medicine". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Biological Sciences". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Linguistics". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Pharmacy & Pharmacology". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Top 100 universities for Life Sciences 2013–14". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Staff sceptical over streamlining of UCL faculty". Times Higher Education. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 

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