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About UCL Australia

UCL Australia is an integral part of University College London (UCL) and the Faculty of Engineering Sciences (FES).

We are focused on education and research in sustainable management and use of minerals, energy and natural resources; all of which are crucial for global development in the Circular Economy.

At UCL Australia we develop the management talent that will help industry meet challenges in key areas such as energy security, affordability and regulation, sustainability, environmental impact and Climate Change.

UCL is radically different. We were the first UK university to admit women, the first to admit students regardless of their race, class or religion and we remain committed to leadership, innovation and diversity. UCL Australia is UCL’s first overseas campus and we are the first British university to establish a campus in Australia.

UCL Australia provides a novel, tangible and globally relevant learning experience. UCL qualifications are recognised and respected all around the world and our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

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The UCL Australia Story

UCL Australia was established in Adelaide in 2010 as UCL’s first overseas campus.

As the only UK university with a presence in Australia, UCL’s purpose was to bring a global and unique approach to postgraduate education in the energy and resources sectors.

As a result of our strong links with industry, our students are able to draw on the knowledge of industry practitioners who contribute to their classes achieving our aim of graduating tomorrow’s leaders in the energy and resources sectors.

The energy and resources industry is under the spotlight now more than at any time in history. It is a highly globalised sector that presents diverse and exciting challenges and opportunities. As demand for energy and resources grows, the issues of energy security, affordability and regulation, sustainability, environmental impact and climate change require increasingly complex solutions. These worldwide challenges can only be solved through human ingenuity and global vision.

Beyond 2018

In 2015 The Faculty of Engineering Sciences (FES) and the University of South Australia (UniSA) signed an agreement committing the two institutions to work together to develop teaching and research in South Australia in fields that include minerals processing, advanced manufacturing, sustainable future energy production and protection, and care of the environment. The agreement, signed at joint events in Adelaide and London, signaled a program of future collaboration between UniSA’s Future Industries Institute (FII) and the FES.

The collaboration is expected to include an industry focused PhD program, joint curriculum development – especially in areas aligned to growth industries in the region – student and staff exchange programs, public engagement and joint academic appointments.

The partnership emphasises UCL’s ongoing commitment to sustaining its engagement with South Australia in a different format.

As part of the new partnership UCL Engineering will support six five-year Foundation Research Fellows to be recruited to UniSA’s FII, its new flagship engineering sciences research institute. In addition to the UCL-funded Foundation Fellows, UniSA will be supporting a further 12 Foundation Fellows. At least six of the fellowships have been directly targeted to support outstanding women researchers at early and mid-career levels.

Since the agreement, the Director of the FII, Professor Emily Hilder, has been appointed as an Honorary Professor at UCL and a senior UniSA researcher, Professor Magnus Nyden, has taken on the role as the Head of Department for UCL Australia.

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