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IOE academic named as one of the most influential people in UK-India relations

26 June 2019

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) academic Professor Marie Lall has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in UK-India relations.

IOE academic at UK-India Week event in the Houses of Parliament

Nominated in the category of ‘thought leaders’, Professor Lall’s work was honoured at the Palace of Westminster as part of India Inc.’s UK-India Week 2019.

This year was the third edition of the UK-India 100 and focused on gender diversity to celebrate the efforts of women who play a crucial role in the UK-India partnership.

Professor Lall was recognised for her substantial work on Indian politics and education. Her work includes developing UCL’s South Asia strategy that aims to nurture new and deepen existing partnerships with key Indian institutions to collaboratively work on global challenges and build UCL’s brand across South Asia. As UCL’s Pro-Vice-Provost for South Asia, Professor Lall has linked UCL with India’s four leading Higher Education Institutes: AIIMS, IIT-Delhi, IIA and IISC-Bangalore.

Commenting in a foreword to the publication, Manoj Ladwa, Founder and CEO of India Inc., said: “We have come across many inspiring journeys and this list offers just a small glimpse of some incredibly motivating endeavours that cover a diverse range of sectors. The women who are highlighted in this list hold positions of tremendous influence and therefore their inclusion here is as much about the promise they bring, as the success they may have already achieved.”