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Malcolm John Grant, CBE (born 29 November 1947) is the Provost and President of University College London. He took up the post – the principal academic and administrative officer and head of UCL – on 1 August 2003. Since then, UCL has developed as one of the world's leading universities and he has tackled critical issues, such as pay reform. He is also responsible for initiating UCL's £300 million fundraising scheme.

Professor Grant was born and raised in Oamaru, New Zealand. He attended Waitaki Boys' High School (a state school) and went on to study at the University of Otago, where he gained an LLB (1970), LLM (1973) and LLD (1986). He became a Lecturer in Law at Southampton University (1972–1986). He was then a Professor of Law and Vice-Dean, from 1986 till 1991, of University College London Law Faculty.

Grant was appointed Professor of Land Economy and a Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge. He then served as Head of the Department of Land Economy at Cambridge from 1993 until 2001 and was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university from 2002 until 2003. Whilst there he led attempts to reform the university. He was elected an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences in 2000 and in 2004 he was elected a Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

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