Advancing Research to Solve Global Challenges

As a leading research university, UC Davis plays a pivotal role in finding solutions to some of our planet’s most complex challenges. Supporting cutting-edge research that empowers communities, shapes compassionate policy, fosters entrepreneurship and advances health for people, animals and the planet is central to Global Affairs’ mission and vision for the future.

Whether conducting water management research in Chile, improving food security with female farmers in Nepal, or connecting with refugee communities in Sacramento, UC Davis faculty in every college and school are conducting multidisciplinary research and service projects around the world. Research support allows faculty to experiment with bold new ideas, sustain thriving collaborations and make decisive progress on the economic, social and environmental challenges that we all face.

To continue broadening the global impact of UC Davis research, we must also extend our engagement beyond the university. Global Centers—regional hubs that will link UC Davis to the world—combine our academic strengths with the expertise of scholars and educators around the world. Starting in Latin America and the Caribbean and in Africa, we are developing region-specific strategies for mutually beneficial opportunities.

With your support, Global Affairs will elevate faculty research locally and globally—in turn, elevating UC Davis’ visibility and engagement around the world

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