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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.
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UCLA joins multilateral association of university leaders
“UCLA is honored to join the U7+ Alliance and supports its timely mission of developing multilateral strategies to apply the intellectual and research resources of universities worldwide to the complex problems of our world,” said UCLA Vice Provost Cindy Fan.
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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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Q&A: Cindy Fan on the importance of global studies and perspectives
Fan, vice provost for international studies and global engagement at UCLA, is one of five new members joining the National Academy of International Education this year.
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Kaya Mentesoglu’s technological creativity helps UCLA map its global impact
Among many other projects, Kaya Mentesoglu — IT director of the UCLA International Institute for the last 22 years — leads a team in building a data warehouse that documents UCLA's reach and impact as a global university.

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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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