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U7+ Alliance Stories

The U7+ Alliance is the first international coalition of university presidents aimed at structuring and advancing the role of universities as global actors across the multilateral agenda. Alliance members meet annually to establish a common agenda and identify key areas for coordinated action. Read the latest news and updates from the U7+ Alliance below


U7+ Alliance of World Universities News

U7+ Alliance of World Universities Presents Peace and Security Agenda to G7 Leaders
Group of Nations 2023 Global Briefing Report – October 24, 2023

Announcing the 2023 U7+ Student Forum
U7+ Alliance of World Universities – June 5, 2023

Call to deepen universities’ role in peace and security
University World News – March 20, 2023

Universities call on G7 leaders to prioritize and advance peace and security
U7+ Alliance of World Universities – March 17, 2023

2023 U7+ Statement to the G7
U7+ Alliance of World Universities – March 17, 2023

U7+ Alliance urges Japan's prime minister to invest in education for peace and security
Asahi Shimbun – March 17, 2023

Global universities urge G7 leaders to bolster academic freedom
Northwestern Now – June 24, 2022

2022 U7+ Statement to the G7
U7+ Alliance of World Universities – June 24, 2022

Universities condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine
Northwestern Now – March 18, 2022

U7+ Statement on the War in Ukraine
U7+ Alliance of World Universities – March 18, 2022

29 universities commit to lowering emissions, enhancing access to climate education
Northwestern Now – October 28, 2021

U7+ Statement on Climate Change and Sustainability
Meeting of the presidents – October 25, 2021

Statement to G7 Highlights Issues of Intergenerational Equity
Inside Higher Ed – June 14, 2021

Northwestern University: Universities Ask G7 Leaders To Prioritize Future Generations
India Education Diary – June 12, 2021

Universities ask G7 leaders to prioritize future generations
Northwestern Now – June 11, 2021

Northwestern elected first Secretariat of U7+ Alliance
Northwestern Now – May 3, 2021

Universities can help the US retake its seat at the global table
Times Higher Education – December 12, 2020

“Intergenerational Justice” to be U7+ focal point  
PIE News – November 26, 2020

Northwestern hosts intergenerational justice summit with university presidents
The Daily Northwestern –November 25, 2020

Universities worldwide call on government leaders to think beyond short-term election cycles
Northwestern Now – November 24, 2020

Northwestern University Hosts International University Presidents’ Summit on Intergenerational Justice
Diverse Issues in Higher Education – November 24, 2020

New University Alliance Addresses Persistent Global Challenges 
Group of Nations G20/G7 Global Briefing Report – November 20, 2020

45+ World-Class Universities Launch the U7 Alliance
Sciences Po – May 6, 2019

U7+ Partner Perspectives

As member of global university alliance, U of T supports call for G7 leaders to prioritize future generations
University of Toronto – June 11, 2021

G7-Gipfel: Internationale Hochschulallianz fordert Priorisierung der Interessen zukünftiger Generationen
University of Mannheim – June 11, 2021

Climate change: speaking youth to power
University of Cape Town – June 11, 2021

Imperial experts engage world leaders as G7 begins
Imperial College London – June 11, 2021

LSE joins other universities in asking G7 leaders to prioritise future generations
The London School of Economics – June 11, 2021

Universities ask G7 leaders to prioritize future generations
École Polytechnique – June 11, 2021

Representatives from OU Participate in the 2nd U7+ Presidential Summit
Osaka University – December 20, 2020

President Nakano Joins Virtual U7+ Alliance Summit
Hitotsubashi University – December 15, 2020

UCL one of 48 global universities at second U7+ Presidential Summit
University College London – December 3, 2020

With a focus on intergenerational equity, U of T joins global universities for U7+ summit
The University of Toronto – December 3, 2020

U7+ Alliance Presidential Summit 2020: Intergenerational justice high up on the agenda
École Polytechnique – December 1, 2020

U7+: Universities Worldwide Call On Government Leaders To Think Beyond Short-Term Election Cycles
Sciences Po – November 30, 2020

Unis wollen Jugend mehr unterstützen
Mannheimer Morgen – November 30, 2020

Internationale Hochschulen setzen sich intensiv für Gerechtigkeit zwischen den Generationen ein
The University of Mannheim – November 26, 2020

U7+ Alliance votes to advance intergenerational justice
McGill University – November 24, 2020

uOttawa proud to participate in second U7+ Alliance summit
University of Ottawa – November 23, 2020

Group of Nations' Global Briefing Reports

G7 Germany
Group of Nations – July 2022

APEC Leaders & CEO Summit featuring COP26
Group of Nations – November 2021

G20 Italy Leaders featuring COP26
Group of Nations – October 2021

G7 United Kingdom
Group of Nations – July 2021

G20 Saudi Arabia
Group of Nations – November 2020

The Joint G20 Summit Saudi Arabia 2020 and G7 Summit
Group of Nations – November 2020