Dr Michael Spence appointed as President & Provost

Dr Michael James Spence  AC

This article first appeared in issue 7 of Portico magazine, published October 2020.

Dr Michael James Spence AC has been confirmed as the new President & Provost of UCL by Council, the university’s governing body. He will succeed Professor Michael Arthur, who steps down from the role in January 2021.

Dr Spence has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney since July 2008. Under his leadership, the university rose to first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability. As Vice-Chancellor, Dr Spence embedded diversity and inclusion in the university’s culture, transformed the undergraduate experience and created strategic partnerships with leading industry, government and community organisations across the globe. 

He led INSPIRED, the largest philanthropic campaign in Australian history, raising a record A$1 billion. This fundraising transformed the university’s campus, funding major new research and education centres, bringing resources to life-changing medical research and providing more than 2,000 scholarships and education initiatives for new and existing students. 

Dr Spence says, “I am thrilled to be joining UCL. 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.”

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This article first appeared in issue 7 of Portico magazine, published October 2020.

This article first appeared in issue 7 of Portico magazine, published October 2020.

Dr Michael James Spence AC has been confirmed as the new President & Provost of UCL by Council, the university’s governing body. He will succeed Professor Michael Arthur, who steps down from the role in January 2021.

Dr Spence has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney since July 2008. Under his leadership, the university rose to first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability. As Vice-Chancellor, Dr Spence embedded diversity and inclusion in the university’s culture, transformed the undergraduate experience and created strategic partnerships with leading industry, government and community organisations across the globe. 

He led INSPIRED, the largest philanthropic campaign in Australian history, raising a record A$1 billion. This fundraising transformed the university’s campus, funding major new research and education centres, bringing resources to life-changing medical research and providing more than 2,000 scholarships and education initiatives for new and existing students. 

Dr Spence says, “I am thrilled to be joining UCL. 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.”

Read the full story

This article first appeared in issue 7 of Portico magazine, published October 2020.

This article first appeared in issue 7 of Portico magazine, published October 2020.

Dr Michael James Spence AC has been confirmed as the new President & Provost of UCL by Council, the university’s governing body. He will succeed Professor Michael Arthur, who steps down from the role in January 2021.

Dr Spence has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney since July 2008. Under his leadership, the university rose to first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability. As Vice-Chancellor, Dr Spence embedded diversity and inclusion in the university’s culture, transformed the undergraduate experience and created strategic partnerships with leading industry, government and community organisations across the globe. 

He led INSPIRED, the largest philanthropic campaign in Australian history, raising a record A$1 billion. This fundraising transformed the university’s campus, funding major new research and education centres, bringing resources to life-changing medical research and providing more than 2,000 scholarships and education initiatives for new and existing students. 

Dr Spence says, “I am thrilled to be joining UCL. 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.”

Read the full story

This article first appeared in issue 7 of Portico magazine, published October 2020.