UWCRCN Appoints New Rektor


by the Flying Dutchman,
February 9th, 2018


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UWCRCN has appointed a new Rektor. Guđmundur Hegner Jónsson will become the next Head of College, starting August 2018.
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Upon receiving his appointment, Guđmundur said:
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“I am truly delighted and humbled to have been offered the position as Rektor of UWC Red Cross Nordic, and I am very much looking forward to visiting again and to establishing my family on campus together with my family. It will be an honour to lead such an inspirational school and to be part of the wider UWC and Red Cross movement whose aspirational values I fully share.”      


Originally from Dalvík, Iceland, Guđmundur was educated at University College London (UCL) and the University of Sheffield in archaeological science, subsequently directing research excavations on Viking age and Medieval settlements. Together with his wife, Katarina and two children, Aleksandar (12) and Petra (7), he currently lives in the United Arab Emirates working for Brighton College Al Ain. Previously he has worked in international schools in China, Serbia, and Italy. Guđmundur is passionate about the student voice and the role that critical thinking plays in furthering democracy and citizenship and has taught Theory of Knowledge, Geography, Music and Critical Thinking, mostly within the IB framework. He also brings a love of music, having studied at the Reykjavik Academy and the Royal Academy of Music, London as a vocalist. He has always involved himself in the musical life of his schools.
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Guđmundur will take over after Richard Lamont who has been Rektor of the college since 2012.

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