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Colombia

  • UCL currently has 112 alumni living in Colombia.
  • Stay in touch with fellow alumni in Colombia and find out about the group’s upcoming activities on their facebook page.

Recent Events

UCL Alumni Forum on Urban Development and Inclusion- Friday 4 April

UCl Colombia held their first forum on urban development and inclusion; attendees were able to participate in a topical debate from the latest innovation in social sciences alongside participants of the World Urban Forum, and mingled with like-minded individuals over wine and nibbles.

The panellists for the event were; Julio Dávila (PhD) – Director of Development Planning Unit (DPU) at University College London, UCL; Juan Pablo Bocarejo (PhD) – Director of Regional & Urban Sustainability Studies at University Los Andes and Mónica Villegas (MSc), Director of Bogotá Como Vamos.

The event was a great success and a good time was had by those who attended.

UCL Alumni  Colombia Welcome Event in honour of Lindsay Coisdale-Appleby, the new British Ambassador to Colombia

The British University Alumni Network "RedBrit" launched their first event in order to welcome Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby, the British Ambassador to Colombia on 2nd October 2013 at La Puerta Grande in Parque 93 in Bogotá. The night kicked off with a speech from the UK Ambassador and Dr Roberto Junguito, the ex-Finance Minister of Colombia. Alumni from numerous other British Universities including Oxbridge, LSE & UMIST attended the event. 

Other guests include; the Financial Times Andes correspondent Andres Schipani (Oxford), Director of CERAC (Conflict Analysis Resource Centre) Jorge Restrepo (Cambridge & Royal Holloway), The Colombia Central Bank Gold Museum director Maria Alicia Uribe (UCL)

  • Photos of welcome event
  • Photos of welcome event
  • Photos of welcome event
  • Photos of welcome event
  • Photos of welcome event
  • Photos of welcome event

UCL Alumni  Colombia Drinks at the Monkey House, 6 September 2013

A small group of alumni from the UCL Alumni Colombia Group met for informal drinks at the Monkey House, Bogota, on Friday 6 September.

UCL Alumni  Colombia Drinks - 5 July 2013

A small group of alumni from different disciplines including the Urban Planning department, Economics, Archaeology & History of Art, gathered at the Monkey House for the first in a series of alumni drinks in Bogota on 5 July 2013.

July 2013 drinks

UCL Alumni Reception, Bogotá, 30 October 2012

On Tuesday 30 October 2012 UCL held the first ever alumni reception in Colombia at the Hotel Porton, Bogota. The event was hosted by Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost (International) and Professor Alejandro Madrigal, Pro-Provost for The Americas who updated those present on UCL's projects in Latin America and plans for the future.

Guests were also privileged to hear from Tony Regan, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Bogota, who welcomed those to the event and emphasised the importance of the links between Colombia and the UK.


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