Global Affairs at the University of California, Davis
Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty studying and researching internationally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing problems through more than 150 international partnerships.
Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is now in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.
Global Affairs Mission
To inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement.
Global Affairs Vision
We envision a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in an interconnected world.
- Developing Global Affairs and the International Center as the Physical, Virtual, and Metaphorical "Hub" for Global Engagement at UC Davis.
- Building the Capacity of All Members of the UC Davis Community to Succeed in an Interconnected World.
- Telling the UC Davis International Story: Improving Communications and Visibility.
Preparing Students to Succeed in an Interconnected World
Through the university’s “Big Ideas” initiative, which brought nearly 200 collaborators together in submitting their transformational, forward-thinking ideas, Global Education for All was selected among the 13 finalists in early 2017. As we educate the next generation of global problem-solvers—and identify supporters of key resources ranging from scholarship support to a vibrant campus hub for global education—we invite supporters to partner with us in ensuring every UC Davis student has the opportunity to receive a global education before graduation.
Welcoming the World to UC Davis
We welcome more than 10,000 international students and scholars, along with professional fellows and leaders, such as Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and Mandela Washington Fellows, from more than 140 countries. Global Affairs also hosts programs and events—from Chinese painting workshops to Study Abroad information sessions and international grant writing workshops—that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement.
Fostering International Engagement with Funding and Resources
Knowing the importance of thinking and acting globally, Global Affairs makes transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty studying and researching internationally—and by providing funding opportunities and travel resources that enable collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing problems. We also support new opportunities through more than 150 international partnerships across over 45 countries.
UC Davis: Ranking Among the Best
1st in the U.S. and 2nd in the world for veterinary science
1st in the U.S. and 2nd in the world in agriculture
1st in the U.S. and 2nd in plant and animal sciences
1st in the U.S. for launching women into STEM professions
3rd greenest university in the world
5th best public university in the U.S.
7th in the world for ecology and the environment
9th in the U.S. for contributions to "public good"
10th among best medical schools in the U.S. for primary care
10th among U.S. universities in number of international scholars