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Facts and Figures

  • UCL's community of 27,000 staff and students is engaged in productive partnerships around the world.
  • An outstanding range of UCL expertise is engaged with international networks of students and researchers, former staff and students, visionary companies, research organisations, local and national governments, and international policymaking and regulatory bodies.
  • More than 4,000 academic and research staff in 72 departments are dedicated to research and teaching of the highest standards.
  • UCL has the highest number of professors of any university in the UK, with more than 600 established and personal chairs, as well as the highest number of female professors.
  • Our academic community includes 35 fellows of the Royal Society, 22 Fellows of the British Academy, 11 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 77 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 20 academics and graduates.
  • We have hundreds of collaborative research and teaching partners, including almost 150 research links and 129 student-exchange partnerships with European universities.
  • Innovative partnerships with commerce and industry are of great importance to UCL, including a research and graduate training centre at BT's Adastral Park, as well as a £4.6-million programme to equip UCL's scientists and engineers with enterprise and business skills.
  • More than a third of the 19,000-strong student community is engaged in graduate studies, with almost half of these graduate students pursuing research degrees.
  • Students from more than 140 countries outside the UK study at UCL, making up almost a third of the student body.
  • An ever-expanding worldwide network of more than 107,000 UCL alumni, helps to maintain the university's international reputation for access, innovation and excellence.
  • More than £50-million in philanthropic income has been attracted during the last seven years, with current and former staff and students, individuals, companies, and charities and trusts contributing through UCL's Development Programme.