Category: The UWC Movement

UWCRCN Appoints New Rektor

UWCRCN has appointed a new Rektor. Gudmundur Hegner Jonsson will become the next Head of College, starting August 2018.

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Our Leadership Lacks Diversity

A lack of diversity persists at the top of the United World College organization.

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Kurt Hahn – An Incredible Life

He was imprisoned by Adolf Hitler, became close with the British Royals, was a good friend of Prince Max Von Baden and found himself in the middle of the Paris Peace Conference which resulted in the Treaty of Versailles.

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UWCM’s Attempt to Help Refugees on Path to Deportation Continues

Houd Haroon Hier! Saturday, the 10th of December, the city of Maastricht witnessed the second demonstration on our attempt to keep our beloved Haroon from being deported, along with his family and many Afghan citizens in similar situations.

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UWC Alumni Fighting for Free Speech

Lina Attalah is a UWC Adriatic alumni 2000, and was featured for her brave work in Time’s #NextGenerationLeaders.

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Unlikely Visitors

Our Green Flag, which now gently sways in the cold Maastricht air, must have felt like an awkward third wheel while we were entertaining our guests.

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Jailed For Refusing Military Service

19-year-old Noa Gur Golan sits in Military Prision 396 near Haifa. She has been labelled a traitor and a coward. It is not clear when she is going to be released, because she’s being detained for refusing...

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UNHCR and UWC sign Cooperation Agreement

On 15 May 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCRR) and UWC (United World Colleges) entered into a Cooperation Agreement to support refugees

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The Architects of Hope

Ari Satok’s book, “The Architects of Hope: Sixteen Young People Dreaming of a Better Tomorrow”, has been released perfectly capturing the unique stories of United World College students.

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Kurt Hahn – For Dummies

Kurt Hahn founded United World Colleges in 1962; his dream was to use education as a tool for achieving sustainable peace in a world of many conflicts. This is usually the part of UWC history that most of us know.

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