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About the U7+ Alliance of Global Universities

The U7+ Alliance of World Universities is the first coalition of university presidents aimed at defining concrete actions universities can take to collectively address global challenges in coordination with government leaders in G7 countries and beyond. Alliance members meet annually to establish a common agenda and identify key areas for coordinated action. Together, U7+ university presidents take stock of their universities’ unique civic and social responsibilities and pledge concrete action on behalf of their institutions to address the world’s most pressing challenges at local, regional and global levels.  

In 2021, Northwestern University was elected to serve as the first Secretariat of the U7+ Alliance for a three-year term. As Secretariat, Northwestern continues to lead the Alliance’s work through activities such as the Intergenerational Roundtable Series and the annual Worldwide Student Forum to foster intergenerational dialogue and encourage policymakers to account for the interests and rights of youth in their efforts to tackle critical global issues.

It is imperative that today‚Äôs universities come together to play a leading role in addressing global challenges that can be solved through collaboration across disciplines and geographical boundaries.”

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro