Alexander Svetakov &  Ksenia Sharoeva
  • Stories of Supporters

We are grateful to Mr. Alexander Svetakov & Ms. Ksenia Sharoeva and their Svet Foundation for joining our community of supporters and friends this year. They provide generous support for our Russian students. We were delighted to welcome them here in October when they could see UWC Dilijan and meet Vasilii Poliakov, their scholar.

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

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. 

A trailblazer
  • Stories of Alumni

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.

Lord Ara Darzi
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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.