UWC International

With UWC schools and colleges in 13 countries and national committees and selection contacts in over 130, the international scope of the UWC movement is truly global. The UWC movement also consists of almost 40,000 alumni and other members in virtually every country in the world.

The International Office is the secretariat for the UWC movement and is based in London, UK.

The International Board of Directors has executive responsibility for the governance of the organisation. Its members are the Directors and Trustees of UWC International. The Board is elected by the UWC Council. The responsibilities of the UWC International Board of Directors include:

  • Defining the ethos and strategic development of the UWC movement.
  • Overseeing UWC's Colleges and National Committees.
  • Coordination of UWC’s global profile and communications.
  • Approving the functions and operations of the UWC International Office

Visit the UWC International website : www.uwc.org

The UWC Council has up to 60 members and meets once a year. The UWC Council elects the International Board and discusses issues of strategic, developmental and philosophical significance.Council members include college heads and chairs, national committee members, UWC alumni and others.

UWC Honorary President
Mr Nelson R Mandela

President of the United World Colleges
HM Queen Noor of the Kingdom of Jordan

International Patrons
Lord Richard Attenborough
Antonin Besse
Mr Shelby MC Davis
Lu Pat Ng
Mr W Galen Weston

Chairman of the International Board
Sir John Daniel 

Executive Director
Mr Keith Clark

Past Presidents
HRH The Prince of Wales
Lord Louis Mountbatten

Vice Presidents
Mr Antonin Besse
Sir Ian Gourlay
Mr Mark Hoffman
Sir Albert Sloman
Professor Thoman HB Symons