Dr Guillaume Long Appointed Ecuador's Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent

13 May 2013


The Government of Ecuador has announced that Dr Guillaume Long has been named Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent.Dr Long completed his MA and PhD while a student of the staff now at UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA).

Professor Kevin J. Middlebrook, who supervised Long’s doctoral thesis on ‘Ecuador at Sea: Interests, Ideas, and Loss of Fear on the Periphery’, celebrated the appointment: ‘Guillaume Long has exercised decisive leadership in reforming Ecuador’s higher-education system. He now has an opportunity to shape his country’s future by strengthening its capacity for innovation and knowledge-based development’.

Dr. Long gave a talk on educational policy in Ecuador at UCL’s Institute of the Americas earlier this year.