UCL President & Provost


UCL President & Provost

Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost)

“As President & Provost of London’s Global University, I am keen to engage with everyone within and beyond our community to help us meet our vision. 

“We want our distinctive approach to research, education and innovation to 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. 

“Our 20-year strategy, UCL 2034, provides a framework for our work towards this vision, informed by the entire UCL community and my leadership team. You can also find a general introduction to UCL on our About UCL website. Whatever your interest, I hope you enjoy a productive and inspiring relationship with us.”


UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur is internationally renowned for his contribution to education and to medical research. He joined UCL in September 2013.

Professor Arthur is the former Chair of the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services (NHS), the Worldwide Universities Network and the Russell Group of Universities. He is a former Member of the Medical Research Council and a former US/UK Fulbright Commissioner. Full biography.


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Graduate Open Day

Can't make it to our Graduate Open Day? Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President & Provost, invites you to send in your questions via Twitter @UCLopenday, and the team will endeavour to answer them for you.

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President & Provost news

Provost's View: A challenging year, but many opportunities lie ahead

The last Provost’s view of the calendar year gives me an opportunity to reflect on events in 2016 and to think about how we might adjust through 2017 to begin to tackle a world of higher education with significantly more uncertainty than at this time last year. My emphasis is to turn this course of events into a series of opportunities for UCL.

Published: Dec 15, 2016 4:41:00 PM

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