Institute of Archaeology


Gai Jorayev


Gai's expertise in heritage management planning and public archaeology in Central Asia has rapidly spread to projects in Africa and the EU and led to collaborative projects with UNESCO, ICOMOS, and UNWTO in addition to development projects with the EU and UNFPA. His is driven by a passion for heritage preservation, capacity building, and development projects in tandem with spatial analysis and modelling. At the Institute of Archaeology he teaches for the master's degree course on heritage management as well as managing UCL's Digital Heritage laboratory and leads UCL research groups on the uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in archaeology…so we call him the drone guy. He has used his expertise in spatial analysis and modelling to contribute to heritage education initiatives. His sparkling personality can be found using the latest technologies anywhere on the planet that will have him. 

Gai Jorayev