Dr Rolph Payet, of Seychelles, was a joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 as a member of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. An advisor on the Environment to the President of Seychelles, Dr Payet continues to work towards advancing issues on climate change and biodiversity. His work on global oceans and island policy has achieved international recognition and he has been invited personally by the UN Secretary General to address a high level panel at the UN General Assembly. Payet holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Environmental Economics from the University of London International Programmes. Payet is the first and current President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles. As of the 2016 graduation ceremony, Dr Payet also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of London.
Media - Global community
Our global community of former students and alumni include many exceptional people who have made their mark on the world.
Seven Nobel Prize Winners:
- Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins
- Ronald Coase
- Wole Soyinka
- Derek Walcott
- Rolph Payet
- Nelson Mandela
- Sir Charles Kao.
This list also includes academics (Asa Briggs, Kwasi Wiredu, Sir Geoffrey Elton); engineers (Sir Barnes Wallis); politicians (Dr Luisa Diogo, Gisela Stuart MP); and writers (H.G. Wells, Chinua Achebe, Malcolm Bradbury).
Today, our worldwide reputation continues to ensure our graduates are to be found in leading positions around the world.