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U7+ Presidential Summit

U7+ Alliance of the world universities global summit hosted by Northwestern. November 2020

U7+ Presidential Summit

Convening university leaders to explore solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

The U7+ Presidential Summit is the annual meeting of the U7+ Alliance, the first global alliance of university presidents designed to coordinate and advance the role of universities as global actors committed to multilateral action to address global problems.

university presidents and leaders
countries from six continents represented
days of discussion and collaboration

U7+ Presidential Summit Details

chicago campus


The U7+ Presidential Summit was held in November 2020, with pre-summit activities taking place in summer 2020.

Northwestern campus aerial view


The Summit was held in an online virtual format.

global image with Chicago skyline


University leaders gathered to articulate a new vision of preparedness for addressing global challenges.