Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of California, San Diego
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Sandra Brown
Vice Chancellor
VC-Research
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
3,357

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
700

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
20.85

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
33

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
33

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
100

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

We are finalizing our 2018 UC San Diego Sustainability Research Inventory by March 30, 2018.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

Data were collated by staff and student interns at the UC San Diego Sustainability Programs Office (SPO) via UC San Diego research websites and annual Sponsored Research reports. The inventory was then reviewed by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. An email was sent to all faculty with a link to the inventory for their review so they could send edits and additions to the SPO. The SPO maintains the inventory in real time, updating as new information comes in.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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http://research.ucsd.edu/

As a key part of the Strategic Plan developed by faculty, administrators, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, alumni and other members of the UC San Diego community, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Vice Chancellor for Research Sandra A. Brown are committed to significant investments in scholarship and science that will keep the university at the forefront of socially beneficial research. UC San Diego’s research enterprise is focused on four strategic avenues of inquiry: understanding and protecting the planet; enriching human life and society; exploring the basis of human knowledge, learning, and creativity; and understanding cultures and addressing disparities in society. (See http://plan.ucsd.edu/report/goal-3.)

Examples of sustainability research include but are not limited to:

- Climate science:
- Sustainable Power and Energy Center
- Sustainable Science Design Laboratory.

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/frontiers_of_innovation_program_seeds_seven_multidisciplinary_projects?utm_campaign=thisweek&utm_medium=web&utm_source=tw--web

A sampling of UC San Diego departments and faculty engaged in sustainability research include:

Arts and Humanities

http://literature.ucsd.edu/affiliated-programs/tws/index.html
http://history.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/hunefeldt-christine.html

Biological Sciences
http://biology.ucsd.edu/biosections/ebe/research-topics/global-env-change.html
http://biology.ucsd.edu/biosections/ebe/index.html
http://labs.biology.ucsd.edu/schroeder/index.html

California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
http://www.calit2.net/research/academic_partners_energy.php
http://cisa3.calit2.net/

Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution
http://biology.ucsd.edu/bioresearch/fac-sections.html#ebe-tab

Environmental Engineering
http://maeresearch.ucsd.edu/kleissl/

Environmental Systems
http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/programs/esys/contact.html
http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/programs/esys/

Ethnic Studies
http://www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu/faculty/index.html

Jacobs School of Engineering
http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/enviroeng

Sample of Organized Research Units
http://ff21.ucsd.edu/
https://iem.ucsd.edu/
http://www.calit2.net/
http://biocircuits.ucsd.edu/
http://www-ferp.ucsd.edu/
http://globaljustice.ucsd.edu/

Physical Sciences
http://www-chem.ucsd.edu/faculty/profiles/prather_kimberly_a.html
http://www-chem.ucsd.edu/faculty/profiles/pomeroy_robert_s.html
http://physics.ucsd.edu/research/plasma/index.php

Rady School of Management
http://rady.ucsd.edu/news/newsletter/2012/fall/us-israel/

San Diego Supercomputer Center
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/science/07-08GreenLightProj.asp

School of International Relations/Pacific Studies
http://igcc.ucsd.edu/research/environment-and-health/
http://empac.ucsd.edu/about/index.html
http://usmex4.ucsd.edu/research/public-goods-survey/
School of Medicine
http://gph.ucsd.edu/research/active-projects/Pages/default.aspx
http://globalhealth.ucsd.edu/Pages/default.aspx
http://pathology.ucsd.edu/immunology_and_infectious_disease.htm
http://famprevmed.ucsd.edu/research.html

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
http://sio.ucsd.edu/
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/research/
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/undergrad

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
http://drugdiscovery.ucsd.edu/technology/Pages/marine-natural-products.aspx#research
http://gerwick.ucsd.edu/research.html

Social Sciences
http://usp.ucsd.edu/about/index.html
http://www.anthro.ucsd.edu/faculty-staff/profiles/parish.shtml
http://econ.ucsd.edu/CEE/
http://globaljustice.ucsd.edu/working-groups/

Urban Studies and Planning
http://usp.ucsd.edu/faculty/index.html

UC San Diego boasts over 3,357 faculty who are involved in research. Of our faculty, over 1,700, are lead principal investigators with active funded grant awards that combined is more than $1 billion.

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