President & Provost


UCL President & Provost

UCL President & Provost Dr Michael Spence AC joined UCL in January last year, following his role as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney.

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I am thrilled to be joining UCL as President & Provost. It is, by any measure, a remarkable institution, which is having a real impact on the world through its disruptive academic research.  UCL has a proud history and an exciting future. It is an institution which has an important role in a time of great change for the UK and wider world.

- Dr Michael Spence AC


Dr Michael Spence AC is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of intellectual property theory and holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, where he previously headed Oxford’s Law faculty and Social Sciences division.