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UCL Provost appointed Business Ambassador by Prime Minister

3 October 2008

Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL President and Provost, has today been named by the Prime Minister as one of the Government's new Business Ambassadors.

The Business Ambassadors network brings together business and university leaders who will work with the Government to promote the UK's excellence internationally and highlight trade and investment opportunities. 

Professor Grant said: "This is a welcome recognition by the Prime Minister of the enormous contribution of UK universities to international trade, in terms both of world-leading research and rigorous education. The role gives rise to a significant responsibility but also creates a great opportunity to promote the qualities of UK higher education in a global market."

Notes for Editors

1. For a photo of Professor Grant, please contact the UCL Media Relations office at 0207 679 9728 or visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/media/galleries/experts.
2. A biography of Professor Grant is available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/provost/biography.
3. Professor Grant was among higher education leaders who formed part of the Prime Minister's delegation to China and India early in the year to strengthen economic links.