Lindner to head RCA

Christoph Lindner, the dean of the built environment and professor of urban studies at University College London, is to be the next vice-chancellor (formerly rector) of the Royal College of Art, succeeding Paul Thompson.

Lindner, who has worked in universities in the UK, the United States and Europe, will take up the post in April. He is 52.

He has written widely focussing on advancing educational access and equity, intercultural understanding, and environmental sustainability in art and design. 

“The role of vice-chancellor of the Royal College of Art is one of the most exciting in the creative sector, and we were keen to find someone of exceptional talents and vision to continue to keep us at the forefront of art and design education” said the RCA’s chair, Sir Peter Bazalgette. “Professor Lindner stood out to us because of his international standing, his breadth of experience across art, architecture and design and his understanding of interdisciplinary teaching and research.”


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