University College London (UCL)

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UCL is the third oldest university of England. Some of its numbers are related about its importance into integrating diversity to education. It was the first university accepting students from any religious background and the first admitting women. UCL has 29 Nobel prices and 3 Fields medals.

Situated in Bloomsbury, its main campus host 37,000 students and 12,000 workers divided in around a 100 of departments and research facilities. UCL was founded in 1826 and is consistently ranked in the top 20 universities in the world. In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) UCL (across all subjects) was ranked in first place for research power.

In the two key rankings of the results (grade point average and research power), the Computer Science Department was ranked in first and second place respectively. Within the department, the Software Systems Engineering group (SSE) undertakes world-leading research in Requirements Engineering, Software Testing, and Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE). It also has recognised outstanding strength and high profile research in Context Aware Systems, Quantified Information Flow, Recommender Systems, Security and Program Analysis/Manipulation. The group’s work is used by many companies, including Daimler, Ericsson, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola and Visa and the group has current funding in excess of 10m. SSE has provided three chairs for ICSE, and its faculty have regularly served on the editorial boards of TSE, TOSEM, and many other journals.