U7+ Alliance of World Universities urge G7 to increase access to higher education

Global Outreach

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Vice Provost Cindy Fan participated in the April 11–12 meeting of the U7+ Alliance of World Universities at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, where the alliance continued its work to collaboratively address global challenges. Attended by more than 80 university leaders from 18 countries, the meeting adopted the 2024 U7+ Statement on Global Access to Higher Education.

On April 11, the alliance officially shared the statement with Anna Maria Bernini, Italian Minister of University and Research. It urges the Group of Nations, whose annual summit will be hosted by Italy in mid-June, to partner with U7+ in increasing global access to higher education as a means of enhancing inclusion, building the next generation of leaders and contributing to stable, flourishing societies.

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