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University College London

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UCL is one of the most highly ranked and prestigious British universities. The university currently ranks 4th in the world in the 2009 Times Higher Education rankings, and 3rd in Europe in the 2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Consistently ranking amongst the top ten university institutions in the UK, UCL is a part of the elite Golden Triangle of UK universites. There are currently 21 Nobel prizewinners amongst UCL’s alumni and former staff, the most recent being Charles K. Kao, who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2009.

University College London (UCL) is located in Bloomsbury, Central London. The main campus is on Gower Street, although there are also other UCL buildings throughout London. The Gower Street campus includes the UCL science and main libraries, the language departments, the history departments, the Bloomsbury theatre, the biology and physics departments, and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. A further set of buildings near neighbouring Gordon Street and Gordon Square includes the Institute of Archaeology, the chemistry department, the philosophy department the Bartlett School of The Built Environment and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

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The area around UCL is occupied by a number of other renowned institutions, including the British Library, the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Art, the British Medical Association, and the Wellcome Trust. Many University of London schools and institutes are close by, and these include the SOAS, Birkbeck, University of London, the Institute of Education, the School of Advanced Study, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Senate House Library, which houses the University of London's world-class research collections; these focus on the arts, humanities and social sciences. (All UCL students on degree courses, and all UCL staff have full access to this library and its electronic resources).

The nearest London Underground station to the main UCL campus is Euston Square. Other nearby stations are Warren Street, Russell Square and Goodge Street, as well as Euston Underground and railway station.

Contact Details:

Gower Street,
Telephone: 020 7679 2000