Universitas 21 is delighted to welcome the University of California, Davis, to its leading global network of research-intensive universities. UC Davis becomes the twenty-seventh member of the network and the third member from the United States.
In introducing UC Davis to the Chair and Presidential Executive of U21, its Chancellor Gary S. May said, “UC Davis is a leader in working across disciplines and borders to solve today’s most pressing challenges related to food, health, the environment and society. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with the U21 network on international research, teaching and service projects, which will open doors for students, faculty and staff and communities around the world.”
Professor Bairbre Redmond, Provost of U21 said, “Universitas 21 is delighted to welcome UC Davis as its newest member. We know that the U21 network of universities from across the globe will be enhanced by the energy and drive that UC Davis will bring in terms of its educational and research excellence and its track record as a leader in higher education, both nationally and internationally."
She continued, "The impressive ambition of UC Davis to provide each of its students with an international or intercultural experience will be actively supported by U21’s strategy to support its members to operate effectively across physical and attitudinal borders, of fostering international knowledge exchange and of inspiring institutional innovation through international understanding and collaboration.”
Founded in 1905 as primarily an agricultural campus, the university has expanded over the past century to include graduate and professional programmes in medicine, law, veterinary medicine, education, nursing, and business management, in addition to many research programs offered by UC Davis Graduate Studies. Veterinary Science at UC Davis has topped the global QS Rankings for the subject for the past five years (2015-2019).
Dr Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor for Global Affairs at UC Davis, said that joining the U21 network provides a forum to engage with leading universities from around the world in support of the UC Davis goal to inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement.
For students, the network offers opportunities for international study and internships as well as research workshops and funding at graduate and postgraduate levels.
UC Davis has more than 150 international partnerships across 45 countries including formal agreements with network member-universities in Australia, Chile, China, Ireland, Japan and New Zealand including those already established with many U21 universities.