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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Aug 2017 - Jul 2018

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

20.25 Fte (27)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    University College London   (UCL)

    EU Transparency Register

    122063331075-91 First registered on 06 Apr 2018

    Goals / Remit

    UCL has 840 professors and more than 6,000 academic and research staff who are dedicated to research and teaching of the highest standards.

    UCL is one of the most successful UK universities at attracting funding, with an income of more than £1 billion in 2014. This included receiving the highest allocation of Research Council UK funding and being the UK's top participant in EU collaborative research. Our academic community includes 53 Fellows of the Royal Society, 51 Fellows of the British Academy, 15 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 117 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 29 people who are or were students or academics at UCL.

    52% of the nearly 36,000-strong student community is engaged in graduate studies, with nearly a third of these graduate students pursuing research degrees. UCL provides diverse study and research environment with students from 150 countries outside of UK, making up more than one-third of the student body.

    UCL is proud of its longstanding commitment to equality. Our Global Engagement activities are particularly focused on making change for good with education being one of the most powerful force that we could implement.

    We operate in a global context and are committed to excellence, innovation and the promotion of global understanding in all our activities: research, teaching, learning, enterprise and community engagement.

    Our mission is to foster a diverse intellectual community, engaged with the wider world and committed to changing it for the better; recognised for our radical and critical thinking and its widespread influence; with an outstanding ability to integrate our education, research, innovation and enterprise for the long-term benefit of humanity. Our distinctive approach to research, education and innovation will further inspire our community of staff, students and partners to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared and the way that global problems are solved.

    Main EU files targeted

    UCL engages with a broad range of EU initiatives, including:

    Horizon 2020 and Framework Programme 7
    Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2
    European Research Council
    European Innovative Medicines Initiative


    Head Office
    Gower Street
    London WC1E 6BT
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    In addition to the figures recorded here, many UCL academic and researchers will also be engaged with similar activities. Due to the scale of the organisation, UCL does not keep s record of individual-level interactions by our academics and researchers.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Michael Browne (Head of European Research and Innovation)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Ms Nicola Brewer (Vice-Provost (International))

  • Categories


    IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions


    Academic institutions

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Aug 2017 - Jul 2018

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    67,483,203 € (Source: Horizon 2020, ERC, IMI etc)

    Other financial info

    A full financial statement is available at

    Exchange rate used at 10:00 12/03/2019, taken from was 1 GBP = 1.16933 EUR

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    3 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 11 Jul 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Discussion on strategic foresight
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
      • Dimitri Lorenzani (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Jul 2020 Location Brussels - Belgium
      Subject High-Level Roundtable Discussion on The State of the Union in 2020 and the European Green Deal - [Via Webex]
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      • Nicole Dewandre (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Luisa Cabral (Cabinet member)
      • Valeria Miceli (Cabinet member)
      • Bjoern Seibert (Cabinet member)
      • Olivier Smith (Cabinet member)
      • Brenda Furniere (Cabinet member)
      • Sonia Vila Nunez (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Mar 2020 Location Brussels (video conference)
      Subject new EU Industrial Strategy in light of the challenges of COVID-19
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Cabinet member)
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