UWC comprises schools and colleges in 17 countries on 5 continents and UWC Committees and selection contacts in more than 15. The UWC movement also consists of more than 60,000 alumni and other members in virtually every country in the world. The international scope of the UWC movement is truly global.5 countries.
UWC International Board
UWC is governed by a board of up to 16 directors who help ensure we deliver the very best education for children and young people by being as efficient as possible.
Our international board has executive responsibility for governance of UWC and meets four times a year. Its members are the directors and trustees of UWC International, and are elected by the UWC Council.
UWC International Board Members
The International Office is the secretariat for the UWC movement and is based in London, UK.
The UWC International Office is the executive arm of the UWC International Board of Directors. It is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. There are currently 16 staff who cover a secretariat function, including policy and strategic development, communications, fundraising, national committee development and administrative and support functions.
UWC International staff members
“Together they will learn not only that they can excel, in any field they choose, but also that they can become community leaders and help to find solutions to some of the world’s most intractable problems”
Jens Waltermann is the Executive Director of UWC (United World Colleges) International since 2015. His prior engagement with UWC includes work with the German National Committee for UWC since 2006 where he served as of the board from 2008 to 2015. Throughout his service with the committee he has been closely involved with the creation of UWC Robert Bosch College in Freiburg, Germany, which opened in 2014.
Jens is an alumnus of UWC Pearson College in Canada. He trained as a lawyer in Germany and graduated with a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University. His career includes positions in international commercial arbitration, senior roles in the German policy think tank the Bertelsmann Foundation, and managing as a senior partner the growth of Solon Management Consulting, with offices throughout Europe, a highly diverse employee group and a blue chip client base.
Director Communications and Engagement
Senior Community Engagement Officer
Finance and Administration Team
Director of Finance and Administration
Financial Accountant & Office Coordinator
National Committee Development Team
Director of National Committee Development and Admissions/Deputy Executive Director
Senior Officer, National Committee Development
Senior Officer, School and College Development
National Committee Development & Admissions Officer
Fund Development Team
Director of International Fund Development
Senior Fund Development Officer
Senior Officer, Major Gift Programmes
Fund Development Officer
The UWC Council has up to 60 members and meets once a year in October. 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.
Any member of the UWC organisation can nominate individuals for membership of the UWC International Board and UWC Council. UWC members are UWC students, alumni, staff members, volunteers, former volunteers or former staff members.