La Jolla, California
UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world. Our academic community of world-renowned faculty, bright students and dedicated staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation which spans the globe.
To foster the best possible working and learning environment, our university strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism, which is embodied in our campus Principles of Community. UC San Diego embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential ingredients of academic excellence in higher education.
Innovation is central to who we are and what we do at the University of California, San Diego. Here, students learn that knowledge isn’t just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory. UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report and ranked number one in the nation for public service by the Washington Monthly. Our location is unparalleled, our impact unmistakable. UC San Diego shapes minds, changes lives, launches industries and builds the future … one student, one discovery and one achievement at a time.
The University of California, San Diego is dedicated to learning, teaching, and serving society through education, research, and public service. Our international reputation for excellence is due in large part to the cooperative and entrepreneurial nature of the UC San Diego community. UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to be creative and are rewarded for individual as well as collaborative achievements.
To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism. These principles of community are vital to the success of the University and the well being of its constituents. UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students are expected to practice these basic principles as individuals and in groups.
We represent diverse races, creeds, cultures, and social affiliations coming together for the good of the University and those communities we serve. By working together as members of the UC San Diego community, we can enhance the excellence of our institution.
The University of California, San Diego, recognizes that decisions about seeking, accepting, and maintaining employment often involve considerations concerning two careers. The Partner Opportunities Program (POP) provides assistance and support in the employment search for spouses or partners of General Campus ladder-rank faculty candidates and appointees, and of those in senior management positions who hold academic appointments. The Partner Opportunities Program offers assistance and guidance to those conducting their own job searches by assessing their needs, arranging job contacts and informational interviews, and serving as a central resource for information regarding employment opportunities.
For more information please visit: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/
Sustainability is part of UC San Diego’s institutional DNA. It is an integral part of our university’s past and it is a top priority in our education, research and campus operations today.
Before UC San Diego was established in 1960, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director and founding father of UC San Diego, Roger Revelle, warned that greenhouse gases from industrialization could endanger the planet. Soon thereafter, Scripps geochemist Charles David Keeling began his precise measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide, which became known as the “Keeling Curve.” It is now known as “the most important geophysical measurement of the 20th century.”
Over the past five decades, UC San Diego has built on their pioneering climate change research by enhancing energy efficiency, alternative fuels, photovoltaic technology, renewable-energy storage, water conservation, green building practices and smart grid technology. The campus also purchases many of its resources, everything from paper to dining hall food, from sustainable-practice suppliers. These conservation practices now save the campus more than $8 million annually.
At UC San Diego, we’re equally dedicated to producing leaders who will find solutions to our most pressing environmental problems. From economics to mechanical engineering and environmental systems, academic departments have incorporated sustainability concepts into majors, minors, internships, classes and a wide range of research experiences.
UC San Diego practices what it teaches. Today, our students, faculty and staff are building on the legacy of Revelle and Keeling through their commitment to sustainable practices, education and research, and by targeting zero waste by 2020 and climate neutrality by 2025. We are proud that our campus has transformed into a living laboratory where sustainability comes alive.
The university operates four research institutes and affiliated with several regional research centers
As a public university, it is our responsibility to give back to society by educating global citizens, discovering new knowledge, creating new technology, and contributing to our economy. In redefining our role for the next several decades, we remain true to our foundational principles. They are—and will continue to be—excellence, affordability, and access.
We will align our efforts to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.
Information found at: http://plan.ucsd.edu/report/mission-vision-values/