The Institute of Zoology (IoZ) is a world-renowned research centre working at the cutting edge of conservation biology, and specialising in scientific issues relevant to preserving animal species and their habitats.
As the scientific research division of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), we undertake fundamental and applied research in five thematic areas:
We also provide educational training through MSc and PhD programmes.
We are funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the same body that supports universities. Additional funding for specific projects comes from the UK research councils (e.g. NERC, BBSRC etc) and various other academic, corporate, governmental and charitable organizations (both within the UK and overseas).
In the 2001-2007 UK Research Assessment Exercise, science at the Institute was graded as 10% at 4*, 40% at 3*, 45% at 2*, and 5% at 1*, where 4* = world leading 3* = internationally excellent, 2* = international standard 1* = national standard.
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Find out more about the work of the Institute of Zoology: