Preparing Leaders for the 21st Century
The Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford trains existing and future leaders in the skills and responsibilities of government and policy.
The School was made possible thanks to Mr. Blavatnik’s catalytic gift of £75 million in 2010, one of the most generous donation in the University of Oxford’s history. Designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron, the Blavatnik School of Government’s new building was opened in 2015 and represents the value of openness, collaboration, and transparency that are key to the School’s overall mission of improving public policy.
Since 2010, the Foundation has provided additional support for the School and its students.
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