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UCL welcomes FCO’s emerging young leaders

By Sophie Vinter, on 29 January 2016

A group of young leaders visit Jeremy Bentham's Auto-icon as part of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office International Leaders ProgrammeA group of talented young leaders from around the world visited UCL to find out more about our work and discuss the challenges facing global higher education.

The rising stars took part in a roundtable discussion with Vice-Provost (International) Dame Nicola Brewer and Russell Group Director of Policy, Dr Tim Bradshaw, as part of a visit arranged by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s International Leaders Programme.

During the visit the delegates, who were visiting from countries including Brazil, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, learned more about UCL’s research impact around the world.

They enjoyed a whistlestop tour of our London campus, including the Auto-icon of Jeremy Bentham, the main library and the Institute of Making.

The FCO programme identifies potential global leaders of the future and brings them to the UK for a week’s programme of high–level meetings, discussions, visits and briefings. It includes engagement with the UK government, media, business, education and civil society.

It aims to highlight the UK’s innovation, economic vibrancy, tradition, global outlook, diversity and values as well as the challenges it faces, ultimately promoting lasting partnerships with a new generation of global decision makers.

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