Institute for the Study of the Americas to appoint Acting Director

Monday 12 March 2012

In July 2012 UCL will build on its existing strength in teaching and research on the Americas by establishing the UCL Institute of the Americas as part of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences.

The new Institute will be headed by Professor Maxine Molyneux. Professor Molyneux is currently the Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, a centre of excellence for research, research facilitation and postgraduate teaching on the Americas and one of the 10 prestigious research institutes that comprise the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London.

The Institute for the Study of the Americas in SAS will be appointing an Acting Director to oversee its continued research promotion and facilitation, and the excellence of the student experience for ISA-registered students. The Institute’s long-term future as part of SAS will be reviewed alongside other Institutes as part of the SAS strategic review which will take place after the current HEFCE review.

Both UCL and the School of Advanced Study are part of the University of London, which comprises 18 independent Colleges of outstanding reputation and a range of prestigious central academic bodies. Alongside its world-class research, the University of London offers over 3,700 courses in everything from American Studies to Zoology, allowing huge flexibility and choice to its 170,000 students.

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Andy Williamson
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University of London
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