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Universitas 21 Universitas 21 (“U21”) is an international network of 21 leading research-intensive universities in 13 countries. Collectively, its members enroll over 650,000 students, employ over 130,000 staff and have over two million alumni. The network's purpose is to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between the member universities and to create opportunities for them on a scale that none of them would be able to achieve operating independently or through traditional bilateral alliances.

Established in 1997, Universitas 21 engages in a number of activities, characterized by the three “C’s” – Collaborative and Cooperative work of a Comprehensive nature. This is best articulated in the Mission Statement, which states, in part:

"…Universitas 21 aspires to create distinct opportunities for multilateral collaboration and engagement. Its focus is on
educational development, mobility of students and every category of staff, research and knowledge transfer, and the core systems and processes that support such activity."

All Universitas 21 member institutions are research-led, comprehensive universities providing a strong quality assurance framework to the network's activities. A strategic plan for the period 2007-2012 can be found at http://www.universitas21.com/StrategicPlan.pdf.

The University of Virginia has been a member of the U21 consortium since May 2001. UVA has in place bilateral student exchange agreements with most of the U21 member institutions and is very active in numerous other network initiatives, some of which are described at http://www.universitas21.com/Projects.html.
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