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.
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.