UCL European Institute


Executive Director Uta Staiger appointed Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe)

15 June 2017



Dr Uta Staiger, the European Institute's Executive Director, has been appointed UCL's new Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe).

UCL has recently announced the appointment of Dr Uta Staiger, Executive Director of the European Institute, to the post of Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe), following a competitive recruitment process.

Dr Staiger will play a strategic role promoting UCL's engagement with Europe, acting as an ambassador and advocate for UCL's work on the continent. She has been actively involved in driving UCL's policy engagement on EU and European matters, including recently contributing to UCL's research-based response to Brexit.

Her tenure will follow that of outgoing Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe) Professor Jan Kubik, who is returning to Rutgers University in the autumn. They will have an extended handover period until September 2017, to ensure continuity and maximise opportunities.

UCL's network of seven Pro-Vice-Provosts (Regional) work with the Vice-Provost, Pro-Vice-Provosts and Vice-Deans (International) and colleagues across the university to bring UCL's Global Engagement Strategy to life.

On the appointment, Dr Staiger commented: "I am truly delighted to work alongside the Global Engagement Office at this particular moment in time. As the UK's relationship to Europe is being recast, the role is a remarkable opportunity to help consolidate and galvanise UCL's relationship with European research institutions, and contribute to shaping UCL's vision in the mid and long term."

Dr Karen Edge, Pro-Vice-Provost International commented: "Jan has been a great colleague and advocate for the Global Engagement Office and UCL in his role as Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe). We have all benefitted greatly from his passion, expertise and commitment. We look forward to keeping in touch from across the pond.

"Uta brings a wealth of experience and expertise from within and beyond UCL. As we enter yet another new phase of post-referendum life, Uta's leadership of the Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe) portfolio will become even more important."