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How can there be peace without people understanding each other, and how can this be if they don’t know each other?

Lester B.Pearson

Early supporter of Pearson College, former Prime Minister of Canada, and Nobel Peace Laureate

The striking feature of the UWC is that they embrace the entire world. They are unique and they are conscious of their responsibilities.

Nelson Mandela

Late Honorary President of UWC, Former President of South Africa

We have realized our dream to create a dream school for you. Please go out and realize your dream and other’s dreams.

Wesley Chiu,

Member of UWC National Committee of China, board member of UWC Changshu China

The sense of idealism and a purposeful life really makes the UWC experience unique and its impact life-long.

Wang Yi

Co-Founder, Vice Chairman of Board and Executive Director of Harvard Centre Shanghai. Pearson 89-91

UWC was one of the ten members of the international schools association that created the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva in 1963 … today, they are taken in over 4,000 schools worldwide and have become the gold standard for university entrance.

Sir John Daniel

Chair of UWC International Board and International Council 

I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion.

Kurt Hahn

German Educator, Founder of United World Colleges

Christian Hodeige

Christian was born 1958 in Freiburg in the very Southwest corner of Germany and went to UWC Pearson College (1975-1977). He studied Economics at the LSE, where he graduated with a B.Sc. (Econ) and a M.Sc. After his return to Freiburg he wrote a PhD on theoretical Labour Economics. In 1985 he then joined the family owned publishing businesses. Since 1997 he has been the CEO and co-owner of the Badische Zeitung, a regional daily newspaper in Baden. Since 2019 Christian retired from his various functions and roles at the Badische Zeitung.

Since 1986 Christian has been engaged in the UWC movement in various capacities. He cofounded the German National Committee that year and was its President from 1992 until 1998. In 1996 he was elected to the International Board and became its Chairman between 1999 and 2006. He is a founding member of the Board of UWC Robert Bosch College, which he now chairs. He heads the Kuratorium of RBC. In 2014 he was awarded the “Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande” by the President of Germany for his community work.

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