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

Under the leadership of the Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement), UCL’s Global Engagement Strategy aims to deliver transformational global impact, extend our international reach and develop fair solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges through global ‘partnerships for change’.

To support delivery of the strategy, the Global Engagement (GE) team acts as a ‘hub’ for global at UCL, supporting our academic community to collaborate across borders and boundaries, enabling responsible impact for the greater good internationally.

Further details on how the current strategy will evolve UCL’s approach to global engagement under UCL’s Strategic Plan 2022-27 will follow on this page soon.

GES 2015-2020

We developed UCL’s first Global Engagement Strategy (GES, 2015-2020) 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.

Work on developing a new strategy was temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as the consultation for UCL’s Strategic Plan 2022-27 takes place among UCL’s community of staff, students, alumni and key partners.

UCL Strategic Plan 2022-27

UCL’s strategic plan will set out our whole-university priorities for the next five years, focusing effort and investment on a small number of shared priorities agreed through consultation with our community and stakeholders.

It will maintain the trajectory established by UCL 2034 and our ambition to be London’s global university. 

UCL 2034 is an important statement of vision and aspiration for UCL as a globally leading university.

Seven years in, our sector, our city and the broader external environment have changed dramatically. We have a new President and Provost and we are emerging from a global pandemic during a time of geopolitical and social change.

With several institutional strategies at the end of their duration, it is time to review our progress in research, education and innovation and reset our goals for the next period of our development.

Find out more at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/strategic-plan-2022-27