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UCL works with partners to achieve fair solutions to global challenges: Think global, act together.

We developed the Global Engagement Strategy (GES) based on UCL 2034 and the global aspects of its six Principal Themes.

The GES was created to deliver global impact: the sixth Principal Theme of UCL 2034.

To develop the strategy, UCL's Vice-Provost International Dame Nicola Brewer conducted a comprehensive, university-wide consultation with academics, staff and students to understand what was important for the university's global engagement.

The resulting GES has partnerships of equivalence at its heart: reciprocal relationships of mutual trust and respect.

Its five strategic drivers are helping UCL to deliver sustainable global impact in partnership.

GES 2021-2026

UCL's current five-year Global Engagement Strategy (2015-2020) is due to conclude this year. Work on developing a new strategy has been temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to resume in Autumn 2020 with a view to launching a new five-year GES in 2021 that will run to 2026 – coinciding with UCL’s bicentenary celebrations. If you have any questions, please email vpi.global@ucl.ac.uk.

Download the GES summary (pdf, 145KB) 

Download the full GES 2015-20 (pdf, 3.4MB)