As part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats program, the PREDICT project at UC Davis made significant progress in understanding what’s going on in wildlife with regard to different viruses that could spill over and cause disease in humans, like coronaviruses. As the sister project of PREDICT, the One Health Workforce — Next Generation project is now underway and dedicated to training One Health practitioners to prevent future pandemics through connected global networks—thanks in part to a USAID award of $85 million.
As students at UC Davis, it may seem daunting to try to multitask coursework, extracurriculars, and personal lives while pushing for the achievement of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. By recognizing ways we are already engaged, we can begin to recognize how these goals are relevant to our lives as students and utilize this common agenda as a local and global call to action. No need to fear a possible added workload. Here are five ways UC Davis students can take action.
IIE and UC Davis created the Future of International Education: Leadership Perspectives from Around the World as an online series for candid discussion among senior university leaders, to facilitate region-specific and global insights about how the pandemic is reshaping global engagement for higher education. Based on the series, this briefing paper covers four key themes for the future of international education.
In July 2020, the University of California, Davis, and UNSW Sydney signed a new partnership in food and nutrition science and engineering. The relationship will focus on student exchange, research collaboration and the pursuit of joint funding opportunities, with an emphasis on food systems.
Below are some UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opportunities (events, competitions, courses, and funding) for fall 2020. Please share widely and always feel free to reach out with questions and ideas about UC Davis SDG engagement.
UC Davis Global Affairs and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are partnering with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) to pilot the Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Mentoring Program. This program pairs faculty from 11 participating institutions on a year-long program focusing on empowerment, professional growth and development in order to grow the pipeline of aspiring women leaders within APRU.
Earlier this summer Global Affairs held a virtual grantee “coffee hour” to generate questions from and answers for grantees about engaging with their global partners during the pandemic. As part of the event, Global Affairs staff asked faculty recipients of Global Affairs grants (Seed Grants for International Activities, Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals, and Grants for Regional Faculty Groups) about creative ways they have found to carry out global partnership and grant-related activities when it isn’t possible to meet in person.
The University of California DAVIS (UC Davis) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia are excited to enter into a partnership on Food and Nutrition Science. The program is built around the strategic axes of student exchange, research collaboration and exploration of joint funding opportunities.