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UCL is London’s Global University. We're committed to becoming a global leader in knowledge exchange, enterprise and open innovation with societal impact. Our relationship with London is central to this commitment.

UCL 2034 is UCL’s 20 year strategic vision for the institution, setting out six principal themes. Principal theme five is London’s Global University. For UCL - as a global, world-leading university in one of the world’s greatest cities - our relationship with London is vital. UCL 2034 recognises the importance of London to UCL, and UCL to London.

Read about how UCL Innovation & Enterprise are using our position in London to benefit London, the UK and the wider world in our new Innovation & Enterprise strategy (pdf)

The draft London strategy and implementation plan

The draft London strategy (pdf) has been reviewed by the Senior Management Team and we've gathered feedback from the entire UCL community - staff and students. The London team at UCL will be considering all responses and revising the draft strategy accordingly.

Who's leading on UCL’s work for London

This work is being led by a broad range of academics and professional members of staff including Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London), Professor Andrew Brown, Pro-Vice-Provost (London), and a number of London champions across the university.

Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London)

Celia leads UCL’s Innovation & Enterprise department and is driving UCL’s understanding of its roles in London. As a member of the Mayor of London’s Local Economic Action Panel (LEAP) and a member of the CBI London Council, Celia works closely with senior stakeholders across London.

Professor Andrew Brown, Pro-Vice-Provost (London)

Andrew is responsible for the delivery of UCL’s London Strategy and works closely with the London champions and our London professional team to identify opportunities for UCL to change our city for the better.
 
Andrew has extensive personal and professional experience in London. He previously served as UCL’s Interim Director of the Institute of Education and as Pro-Vice-Provost for Enterprise - roles that have seen him engage extensively with London’s leadership, local authorities and education sector. Andrew has lived for much of his life in close proximity to the site of UCL’s new campus, UCL East, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

London champions

Our London champions are 20 leading academic and professional members of staff from across the university, from every faculty and professional department. They'll work together, combining their expertise to produce collaborative, pioneering and multidisciplinary solutions to London’s challenges that span the range of UCL’s strengths.

Further information

If you have any questions, please contact Rosie French at rosie.french@ucl.ac.uk