The School’s vision is for a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed.
The world leaders of tomorrow need the vision, diplomacy and tools to tackle truly global problems. The Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford was conceived as a way to equip these future leaders. Opened in 2012 thanks to Len’s £75 million donation, one of the largest donations in the 900-year history of Oxford University, the School seeks to improve, inform and support better public policy and government.
The School’s research program is multi-disciplinary, addressing the most urgent challenges facing governments and key global institutions. With students from around the world, the Blavatnik School of Government continues the University of Oxford’s long history of producing world leaders. In less than a decade, Len’s contribution to the School has helped to produce Parliamentarians, Mayors and Ministers in governments in many parts of the globe.
“We are profoundly grateful to Sir Leonard Blavatnik for his visionary gift, which allowed the University to establish a school of government. The complex challenges of the twenty-first century require leaders who are equipped with the skills necessary to address them. By training current and future leaders in government and public policy, the Blavatnik School of Government plays a crucial role in helping make the world a better, safer, fairer place.”
– Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford –