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 Global Study Highlights Impact of UWC Education and Key Learnings For Schools Worldwide

Today, 1 July 2022, marks the publication of Educational Experiences and Outcomes at the United World Colleges (UWC): An Investigation of Impact by a team of scholars at Project Zero, a research centre at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The five-year long research project involved nearly 4,834 UWC students, nearly 6,894 alumni and, for comparison purposes, 1,830 students from 13 non-UWC schools. 

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A trailblazer

Manana Hakobyan, Armenia, UWCD’16, was among the first, very special, cohort of students who joined UWCD in 2014, when the school opened. We have been following their progress with special interest for obvious reasons – they are trailblazers, and Manana has lived up to our expectations by setting the bar for academic achievement and community services as a UWCD graduate of the first class.

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Lord Ara Darzi

Lord Darzi established a scholarship in honour of his mother Digranouhi Darzi. He is an academic surgeon and holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, specialising in the field of minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, having pioneered many new techniques and technologies. Lord Darzi is co-director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation and the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre at Imperial College London.

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Congratulations to Violetta Karpenko, the 2022 Alumni in Action Awardee!

At a ceremony on 12 April Violetta Karpenko (Ukraine, UWCD’17) was acknowledged for her extraordinary commitment as a volunteer to the UWC National Committee of Ukraine. She has been in charge of communications as part of the UWC organisation in Ukraine and put her efforts into running the selection and managing the process in these very challenging for Ukraine times.

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