UCL seeks fundraising across the Atlantic

UCL seeks fundraising across the Atlantic

The Provost of UCL flies to the US in search of donors for UCL’s new £600m fundraising project.

Prof. Michael Arthur, along with other key UCL figures, was in the US last week doing fundraising across the US.

UCL’s Professor of Places and Planning, Peter Rees, led a debate in New York on October 13th regarding the relationship between cities and technology, which effectively launched the campaign across the Atlantic.

Other important UCL figures who went on the trip were the Vice-Provost, David Price, and the founder and director of the UCL Institute of Making, Zoe Laughlin.

The US fundraising events will also visit other cities such as San Francisco.

The UCL 2034 campaign has the largest target ever set by a London university and one of the largest in Europe.

The campaign is aiming to raise £600m ($765m) and aims to finance the expansion student support, the development of the new UCL East campus, and improving health and research facilities, with the creation of a new Dementia Research Institute.

Prof. Arthur has said that by reaching out to US supporters and alumni the campaign is continuing to emphasise UCL’s global impact and image and “international partnership”, especially in the aftermath of the Brexit Referendum.

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