UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP)


and the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences


The City Leadership Laboratory is located within University College London’s new Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, or UCL STEaPP, based at UCL’s Faculty of Engineering Sciences.


STEaPP strives to be “Applied in Focus and Global in Reach.”  The Department builds on an interdisciplinary approach focused on facilitating continuous experiential learning opportunities by creating bridges between the scientific and engineering excellence within UCL and the practical challenges facing an internationally and inter-culturally diverse array of real-world communities. A unique strength of STEaPP’s educational and research programmes is their direct engagement and partnerships with external decision-maker, policy and practitioner communities seeking to leverage science and engineering knowledge towards improving their wellbeing. STEaPP’s research portfolio is centred on investigating and experimenting with the ways knowledge shapes decision-making in the wake of today’s major global challenges. STEaPP focuses on the knowledge systems and science- policy interfaces that underpin decision-making at the local, national and international scale. The Department is developing cutting-edge research that is not just interdisciplinary in nature, but also inherently impact-driven and comprehensible for policymakers.

The Lab and STEaPP are part of the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences. Within the Faculty, eleven UCL academic departments undertake research and training across a great range of disciplines on a global scale. Our scientists and engineers take discoveries from life sciences, pure maths, psychology and many other areas, mix them together, add their own innovations and produce solutions the world needs. The products, processes and students we produce change the world we live in.

Learn more about UCL STEaPP here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/steapp 

and about the Faculty of Engineering Sciences: http://www.engineering.ucl.ac.uk