Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.62
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, San Diego
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Michelle Perez
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Utilities and Sustainability
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
1,227

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
218

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
17.77

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
31

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
28

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
90.32

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

Revised FY20 Sustainability Research Inventory uploaded. From this, the # of unique researchers that conducted sustainability related research was counted. In addition, total number of researchers was updated to reflect FY20 Main Campus Researchers.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

Data were collated by staff and student interns at the UC San Diego Sustainability Programs Office (SPO) via UC San Diego research websites and through the Office of Contract and Grants.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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See also 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:

https://scripps.ucsd.edu/research/topics

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

https://scripps.ucsd.edu/centers/adaptation/

https://scripps.ucsd.edu/centers/cmbc/

https://cer.ucsd.edu/

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

https://caice.ucsd.edu/

http://ff21.ucsd.edu/

http://www-ferp.ucsd.edu/

http://globaljustice.ucsd.edu/

http://gps.ucsd.edu/faculty-directory/david-victor.html

http://www-chem.ucsd.edu/faculty/profiles/prather_kimberly_a.html

http://www-chem.ucsd.edu/faculty/profiles/pomeroy_robert_s.html

http://empac.ucsd.edu/about/index.html

http://gph.ucsd.edu/research/active-projects/Pages/default.aspx

http://globalhealth.ucsd.edu/Pages/default.aspx

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