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

13 May 2013

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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.