UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Dean Professor Richard Catlow[1]
Admin. staff 445[1]
(Academic and research staff (as at October 2009))
Students 1,833[1]
(Undergraduate (2008/09))
544[1]
(Graduate (2008/09))
Location London, United Kingdom
Website UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

The UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences is one of the 10 constituent faculties of University College London (UCL).[2] The Faculty, the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences and the UCL Faculty of the Built Envirornment (The Bartlett) together form the UCL School of the Built Environment, Engineering and Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Departments[edit]

The Faculty currently comprises the following departments:[3][4]

Research centres and institutes[edit]

The Faculty is closely involved with the following research centres and institutes:[4]

  • UCL Centre for Materials Research
  • UCL Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX) - an inter-disciplinary virtual centre that seeks to bring together mathematicians, physical scientists, computer scientists and engineers upon the problems posed by complexity in biology and biomedicine. The centre works with 29 departments and Institutes across UCL. It has a MRes/PhD program that requires that its students also belong to at least one of these Departments/Institutes. The centre is based in the Physics Building on the UCL main campus.
  • Centre for Planetary Science at UCL/Birkbeck
  • UCL Institute of Origins
  • UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
  • The Thomas Young Centre

Rankings[edit]

In the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, UCL is ranked joint 51st to 75th in the world (and joint 12th in Europe) for Natural Sciences and Mathematics.[7]

In the 2013 QS World University Rankings, UCL is ranked 38th in the world (and 12th in Europe) for Natural Sciences.[8] In the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject, UCL is ranked joint 51st-100th in the world (and joint 12th in Europe) for Chemistry,[9] joint 27th in the world (and 8th in Europe) for Earth & Marine Sciences,[10] joint 51st-100th in the world (and joint 13th in Europe) for Materials Science,[11] joint 36th in the world (and joint 10th in Europe) for Mathematics,[12] 35th in the world (and 13th in Europe) for Physics & Astronomy,[13] and 47th in the world (and 9th in Europe) for Statistics & Operational Research.[14]

In the 2013/14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UCL is ranked 51st in the world (and 16th in Europe) for Physical Sciences.[15]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "UCL Review 2009". University College London. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Academic Units of UCL". University College London. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Academic Departments by Faculty". University College London. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Departments and Institutes". UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "London's little idea". BBC News. 27 January 2003. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nanotech under the microscope". BBC News. 12 June 2003. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Natural Sciences and Mathematics – 2013". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2013 – Natural Science". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Chemistry". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Earth & Marine Sciences". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Materials Science". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Mathematics". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Physics & Astronomy". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Politics and International Studies". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Top 100 universities for Physical Sciences 2013–14". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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