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Otago honours UCL President and Provost

19 December 2006

UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by his alma mater, the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Professor Grant

Professor Grant was born in Oamaru, New Zealand, and educated at Waitaki Boys High School. He graduated as Bachelor of Laws in 1970, Master of Laws with First Class Honours in 1972 and Doctor of Laws (by examination) in 1986 from the University of Otago. He was a lecturer at Southampton University from 1982-1986 before becoming Professor of Law and Vice-Dean at UCL.

In 1991 he became Professor of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Clare College. He was Head of the Department of Land Economy at Cambridge from 1993-2001, before becoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 2002.

In 2003 he returned to UCL as President and Provost.

Vice-Chancellor Professor David Skegg, said the University of Otago was pleased to be able to honour a distinguished graduate: "Malcolm Grant has made an exceptional contribution in legal research, in public roles such as chairing the United Kingdom Local Government Commission, and now as the head of a major university. Indeed he is one of the most influential university leaders in Britain today."

Image: Professor Grant