Our Signature Initiatives stem from UC Santa Cruz’s core strengths of cross-disciplinary cooperation, commitment to social and environmental responsibility, and an unparalleled record of innovation. By developing each of these ambitious initiatives, we will elevate UC Santa Cruz’s contributions to health, the environment, the sciences, and the arts, and leave our unique mark on a rapidly changing world.
Daring to imagine the defeat of cancer and other devastating diseases
Understanding and protecting the threatened interface of land and sea
Innovative exhibitions, teaching and research. The usual boundaries do not apply
Shaping the foundational science for advances in all walks of life