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Kazakh ambassador visits UCL

24 April 2007

His Excellency Erlan Idrissov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, visited UCL on 20 April 2007 to discuss with Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost (Academic & International) how UCL and Kazakhstan take further their partnership.

The ambassador with Vice-Provost Michael Worton

After their strategic discussions, Professor Worton hosted an informal tea in UCL's Garden Room to enable the ambassador to meet Kazakh students as well as academics engaged in Kazakh projects.

His Excellency made a brief speech in which he mentioned his delight at the number and quality of Kazakh students studying at UCL, and his hopes for a deepening relationship with the university.

Several UCL academics, including Professor Stefaan Simons (UCL Chemical Engineering) who has worked on projects in Kazakhstan for over ten years, discussed their ideas for potential academic activities involving the central Asian country, which is home to every element in the periodic table.

A number of the 63 Kazakh undergraduates at UCL took the opportunity to meet the ambassador, and shared their experiences of the university, academic life in the UK, and their career aspirations.

The ambassador meets the students

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Images: The ambassador meets Vice-Provost Michael Worton and Kazakh students