As a public research university, UC San Diego has a responsibility to serve the citizens of California by educating our future innovators, and conducting and translating research so that it benefits our community and world. Our track record of success spans more than five decades and is nothing short of extraordinary. UC San Diego has graduated more than 160,000 alumni, spun off 650-plus companies, and attracted an average of $1 billion in research funding each year over the last five years.
We will maintain our excellence and upward trajectory over the next five decades and well into the future with the goals, strategies, and research themes laid out in our first-ever Strategic Plan. The four research themes—understanding and protecting the planet; enriching human life and society; exploring the basis of human knowledge, learning, and creativity; and understanding cultures and addressing disparities in society—will enable our campus to draw on our deep and broad expertise. From medicine, engineering and oceanography, to the physical and social sciences, and the arts and humanities, we will continue to nurture a collaborative and interdisciplinary culture that advances the frontiers of knowledge, shapes new fields, disseminates discoveries that transform lives, and develops next-generation leaders who will address our world’s most pressing challenges.
As these themes guide our research endeavors, we will continue to pursue discoveries, technologies, cures, and creative works that fulfill our vision as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.
With kind regards,
Pradeep K. Khosla