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UC Davis Selected to Welcome Indonesian Students as a Part of Inaugural Awards Program

May 13, 2021
The University of California, Davis, has been selected to participate in the inaugural Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards program, beginning in fall 2021. UC Davis is one of four universities in the United States, and the only west coast institution, to take part in the scholarship program. Launched and funded by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, the program provides well-qualified Indonesian undergraduates the opportunity to enroll as visiting students at UC Davis, gaining knowledge and skills, exchanging ideas and culture, and building new relationships as part of the Davis community. 

UC Davis to Virtually Host 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

May 13, 2021
The University of California, Davis, is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning June 21, 2021, UC Davis will virtually engage around 30 of Africa’s bright, emerging public management leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Global Aggies: Bridging Technical and Cross-Cultural Skills to Improve Access to Clean Water

May 12, 2021
Tiven Buggy, a 2020 graduate of the UC Davis College of Engineering's civil and environmental engineering master’s program, now serves as director of water and sanitation for the nonprofit Puente, based in Constanza, La Vega, Dominican Republic. In this role, Buggy relies on data collection and analysis technology to help solve water crises in remote parts of the region. His passion for improving access to clean water ignited during his time in the Peace Corps and continued to be fueled by his global experiences while at UC Davis.

Committing to a Better Planet

May 05, 2021
UC Davis reaffirmed its commitment to a better planet by joining global leaders on recent statements calling for actions on sustainability, equality, equitable economic growth and climate change.

UC Davis Takes Top Spot for Diversity in National Rankings

May 05, 2021
The University of California, Davis, has taken top spot among universities in the nation for its inclusiveness, diversity and internationalization in rankings released today (May 5). In the second annual QS USA University Rankings, UC Davis ranked sixth overall among public universities (34th among all institutions) in the nation and fourth among public universities (seventh among all universities) in California. In the diversity and internationalization category, the campus tied for top spot with the private New York University; last year it also tied for first in the category with New York University and UCLA.

UC Davis Joins Statements on UN, US Sustainability Goals

May 04, 2021
Chancellor Gary S. May is reaffirming UC Davis’ commitment to a better planet by joining with dozens of other university leaders around the world on statements calling for action on sustainability, equality, equitable economic growth and more. In the first, announced at an online forum hosted last month by Zhejiang University, 58 signatories called for action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, which include transformative goals like ending world hunger, combating climate change, achieving gender equality, making cities inclusive and safe, and conserving wildlife. When the SDGs were adopted in 2015, governments around the world committed to achieving the agenda by 2030.

UC Davis Global Learning Conference Set to Prepare Students and Alumni for Global Future

April 21, 2021
By virtually attending the 2021 Global Learning Conference: Preparing for Your Global Future in an Evolving World, participants will further advance their global perspectives in today’s interconnected world. Now open to all students and alumni, the conference aims to help them learn to articulate and market global leadership skills, further their personal and professional goals, and interact with global leaders in their fields of interest. 

Ranking Virus Spillover Risk

April 05, 2021
SpillOver is the first open-source risk assessment tool that evaluates wildlife viruses to estimate their zoonotic spillover and pandemic potential. It effectively creates a watchlist of newly discovered viruses to help policymakers and health scientists prioritize them for further characterization, surveillance, and risk-reducing interventions.

Global Affairs Vice Provost and Dean Joanna Regulska Inducted into National Academy for International Education’s Inaugural Class

March 31, 2021
Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs at UC Davis, has been named a founding member of the National Academy for International Education, as announced on March 22 by the Institute of International Education, or IIE. The first learned society of its kind, the National Academy for International Education is an honorary society and think tank made up of distinguished leaders from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, China, Ghana, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S., among other countries.