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About University College London (UCL) and the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Coherent Terahertz Systems UK based research programme involving UCL, University of Leeds, and the University of Cambridge. The THz frequency region is the last unexploited part of the electromagnetic spectrum. 5 year funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) started in 2012 to create coherent terahertz systems with applications ranging from security to future quantum computers.

The programme involves teams from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL, the London Centre for Nanotechnology, the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds.



Founded in 1826, UCL was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, the first to admit students regardless of race, class, religion or gender, and the first to provide systematic teaching of law, architecture and medicine. UCL is ranked fourth in the world and second in Europe in the 2010 QS World University

Rankings. In the decade 1999-2009 it was the most cited university in Europe and the 13th most cited university in the world. UCL alumni include Marie Stopes, Jonathan Dimbleby, Lord Woolf and Alexander Graham Bell. UCL currently has over 12,000 undergraduate and 8,000 postgraduate students. Its annual income is over £750 million.


About Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL was the first department of Electrical Engineering to be established in England and now comprises some 200 researchers working on topics in communications and information systems, electronic materials and devices, optical networks, photonics and sensors, systems and circuits, with turnover exceeding £11 million. It has consistently been rated among the top ten UK Departments in its subject area in the UK Government's Research Assessment Exercise.


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