Universitas 21 is a Presidents-led network of 26 worldwide, research-intensive universities who  work together on shared issues of importance to their universities and to higher education more generally. The current Chair of Universitas 21 is Prof Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham. The Chair is assisted by the U21 Executive Committee, a small group of Presidents from around the network, who have oversight of the work of the network, its activities and its interactions with members as well as with external bodies.

Chairs of the Network


  • University of Maryland

    The 2019 U21 AGM and Annual Presidential Meetings took place at the University of Maryland, 1 - 3 May 2019. 

    Presidents and Vice Chancellors of U21 member universities, along with U21 Senior Leaders, attended the 2019 Annual Network Meeting and Presidential Symposium, hosted by the University of Maryland.

    1-3 May 2019

Representative Group