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Global News

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UCLA Global Advisors Council
The UCLA Global Advisors Council (GAC) was created in early 2024 to guide UCLA in expanding its reach as a global university — one of the five major goals of UCLA’s 2023–28 Strategic Plan. The 21-member council held its first meeting in early March 2024 and now meets on a monthly basis.
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U7+ Alliance of World Universities urges G7 to increase access to higher education
The U7+ Alliance of World University Leaders recently met in Milan and adopted a statement on increasing global access to higher education. The statement was shared with the Italian minister of university and research as an input into Italy's preparations for hosting the G7 summit in June.
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The unvarnished clarity of women’s courage
Three 2024 International Women of Courage Award recipients shared their experiences at a recent UCLA Anderson School panel, inspiring a future generation of Bruin women leaders.


Impact Stories

Fostering Communication on Campus: Creating an Inclusive Academic Space in Austria
Exterior space between buildings Dr. Abe designed for the Vienna University of Economics and Business Campus. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Hitoshi Abe).

Fostering Communication on Campus: Creating an Inclusive Academic Space in Austria

Through his design of the Departments and Student Center at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Campus, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Dr. Hitoshi Abe has created a unique space of interaction for faculty, staff, and students.
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Project Highlights

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Graduate Students in Epidemiology Gain Field Experience
Masters and doctoral level students in UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health and the Kinshasa School of Public Health gain practical field epidemiology experience and training in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Exploring Topics in 17th- and 18th-Century Studies
Every year, the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies hosts a core conference program on various topics in history, ranging from ephemeral architecture to imperialism.
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Digitizing Loose-Leaf Papers From Soviet Tajikistan
The Modern Endangered Archives Program of UCLA Library funds the preservation and digitization of items from the folklore archive of the Rudaki Institute of Language and Literature in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.


Global Collaboration

UCLA’s global mission focuses on developing new knowledge and understanding of a world that is increasingly diverse and interconnected, preparing our students for this complex world, and fulfilling our public mission across borders.
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Yonsei University
UCLA COUNTERPART Center for Korean Studies Agreement Type: Student Exchange
Country: Japan
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American Research Center In Egypt (Arce)
UCLA COUNTERPART UCLA Library Agreement Type: Non-Binding MOU
Country: Egypt
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Life Science Innovation Network
UCLA COUNTERPART Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies Agreement Type: Non-Binding MOU
Country: Japan
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International Institute

The Institute educates students about the world and serves as a campus and community resource.
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This site contains interactive maps and country data pertaining to UCLA's international students, visitors, partnerships, projects/programs and study abroad.
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Visitors and Dignitaries

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DELEGATION 14 members
Visit Date: 02/20/2024
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Sungkyunkwan University, Korea Visit
DELEGATION 5 members
Visit Date: 06/07/2023
Korea (South)
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Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology
DELEGATION 2 members
Visit Date: 05/23/2023
Saudi Arabia
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Global Projects and Programs @

UCLA Library

UCLA Library drives initiatives to digitize, preserve, and provide public access to primary resources worldwide in over 26 languages. The Library has 28 partners in 22 countries and four national library partners.
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Modern Endangered Archives Program
The UCLA Library digitizes and enables access to at-risk cultural heritage collections from around the world, ranging from manuscripts to audio recordings. (Above: A letter from Notes, Letters, Diaries, Posters, and Pamphlets: Narrating Ideas of Indigeneity in Jharkhand, India).
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Research Guides
The UCLA Library maintains research guides for faculty, staff, and students, providing resources to learn more about global cultures and regions. These range from ancient text databases to digital libraries from other countries. You may browse by subject or by librarian to find the most relevant resources.
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Digital Collections
UCLA Library maintains rare and unique digital materials in its Digital Collections, open to the public. Often, these materials are from abroad or acquired through collaboration with foreign institutions. (Above: An original negative taken at the 1 May 1964 parade from the Albanian Photographic and Graphic Art Collection).

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UCLA Campus

For students seeking support regarding international opportunities at UCLA, whether it be studying abroad or navigating international admissions, numerous dedicated services are available.
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Are you an international student Looking to Apply to UCLA?
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Are you an international student at UCLA looking for resources?

The UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars provides comprehensive support to the international community on campus, including:

Visa and immigration assistance
Cross-cultural learning programs
Academic resources and workshops
Social events and networking opportunities
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Are you a UCLA student looking to study abroad?

The International Education Office (IEO) at UCLA enriches students' education by offering various services, including:

Study abroad program advising
Scholarship information
Pre-departure orientations and safety workshops
Pre-recorded webinars about studying abroad

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Global Standings

As a land grant institution, the International Institute at UCLA acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, Southern Channel Islands).

Equity, diversity and inclusion are essential values of the UCLA International Institute. These professed ideals enable us to provide the kind of broad, global, multicultural educational experience central to the Institute’s academic programs. We welcome faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds and want everyone at the Institute to feel respected and valued. We are committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion for our students, staff and faculty in our academic programs and centers, as well as on our campus.

The Institute is proud of its over 60-year legacy in preparing individuals who have gone on to make contributions to the business, nonprofit, government and education sectors. As a gateway to the world for the campus and the greater Los Angeles community, the Institute considers equity, diversity and inclusion essential to its mission of educating global citizens and preparing them for a multicultural world and collaborative problem solving.

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