Sir Malcolm Rifkind to chair Committee into the Future of Commonwealth Studies at UoL

Thursday 17 December 2020

The University of London is establishing a Committee to conduct an inquiry into the future of Commonwealth Studies at the University. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former UK Foreign Secretary, is to chair the Committee. No decision on the future of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies will be taken until the Committee has concluded its work.

The Committee will have three key objectives:

  • To consider future provision at the University of London for Commonwealth Studies in terms of focus, purpose, structure and functions;
  • To recommend partnerships to support scholarship in this area and ensure its relevance and impact;
  • To identify potential viable sources of sustainable funding beyond the University and short-term research grants.

Further information can be found here.