Foreign engagement is of fundamental importance to UCLA. Research does not arbitrarily stop at national borders, and affiliations with foreign institutions, collaborative research, and scholarly exchanges are an essential part of the academic community. Furthermore, UCLA is proud to welcome exceptional students, faculty, and researchers from countries around the world. We remain committed to continuing and strengthening these relationships.

At the same time, we must recognize and address the U.S. government’s increased focus on foreign involvement in U.S. university research. Additionally, as articulated by UCLA leadership in a November 7, 2019 message to the campus "we must never resort to suspicion based on a person’s national origin. To do so is nothing short of discrimination, which is antithetical to our values as an institution. Racial profiling, in any context, is corrosive to our community."

The purpose of this website is to provide guidance to the UCLA community, especially faculty who are engaged in international collaborations and scholarly activities. This is a rapidly evolving landscape. We anticipate making regular updates.

Last updated April 29, 2024 to add a memo issued by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Darnell M. Hunt and Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto providing information regarding a campus research security program.

See a complete list of updates.

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