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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Education Select Committee on Brexit

From 1h 22m: Professor Michael Arthur on the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education at an Oral Evidence Session held at UCL by the Education Select Committee (1h 5m).

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Worldwide campaign on abortion raises $300m, UCL Lancet lecture told

The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an anonymous US donor.

Published: Nov 21, 2017 9:30:45 AM

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