UWC Atlantic College opens in South Wales, hailed by The Times as "the most exciting experiment in education since the Second World War".
Photo Caption: Atlantic College, Wales, UK
Head of the British Armed Forces at the time, Lord Mountbatten, becomes president of the movement, which becomes “United World Colleges”.
Photo Caption: Lord Mountbatten with AC students
More national committees are established to promote UWC in different countries and to select students for our colleges and schools.
Pearson College UWC opens in Victoria Canada. Former Canadian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lester B Pearson was the inspiration behind the college.
Photo: 1974 Francis Fox, Solictor-General of Canada, with Jack Matthews, Founding Director of Pearson College (r), at the plaque dedication ceremony
The Singapore International School becomes a full member of UWC, now called UWC South East Asia.
Photo: PM Lee Kuan Yew with Roy Bennett and Meurig Owen at UWCSEA
HRH the Prince of Wales becomes president of UWC.
Photo: Prince Charles at AC
Waterford Kamhlaba School in Swaziland, founded in 1963 as a multi-racial school in opposition to South Africa's apartheid policies, becomes Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa.
UWC USA opens
UWC Adriatic in Itlay Opens
1990s, UWC short programmes begin, helping more young people benefit from our pioneering model of education.
Photo Caption: Prince Charles, the then president of UWC movement at UWC-LPC's opening
HM Queen Noor of Jordan and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela become joint presidents of UWC.
Photo Caption: Queen Noor and Nelson Mandela, 1995
UWC Red Cross Nordic in Norway opens a joint venture with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and the eight Nordic governments.
UWC Mahindra College in Pune, India, opens.
Photo Caption: Queen Noor at plague dedication ceremony of UWC Mahindra
South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela becomes honorary president of UWC.
UWC Costa Rica, formerly the Costa Rica SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College, joins UWC.
Photo Caption: Founding class of UWCCR
UWC in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, opens.
UWC Maastricht joins UWC, merging two existing international schools – International School Maastricht and the International Primary School Joppenhof.
UWC Diljan in Armenia opens.
UWC Robert Bosch College in Germany Opens
HM Queen Noor of Jordan and over 500 guests from across China and the world met in Changshu to celebrate the opening of United World College Changshu China.
UWC Thailand celebrated its official opening on Saturday 1 October 2016, which was attended by over 400 guests. Alongside students, parents and staff from the current UWCT community, over 50 members from UWC Colleges and National Committees joined the celebrations, including prominent representatives from the UWC International Board, with many traveling around the world to attend the opening of the 16th United World College in Phuket, Thailand.