• Elderly woman in hospital bed with dog as another woman sits next to the bed.
  • Man looks at daughter at UCI Homecoming fair.
  • Water polo ball hitting crash test dummy mannequin.
  • Professor discussing California drought with students.
  • Woman in field with irrigation system.
  • House near ocean.
  • Dr. William Cooper touching the ocean at Crystal Cove State Park.
 

Academic Initiatives were established by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor to support inter-school collaborations. Find out more.

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Academic Initiatives

INITIATIVE TO END FAMILY VIOLENCE
The mission of the Initiative to End Family Violence is to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care, and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention.

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UCI MICROBIOME

The Microbiome Initiative will promote multidisciplinary collaboration in the study and understanding of human and environmental microbiomes.

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UCI OCEANS

Oceans are important for the Earth System but are vulnerable to human impacts such as climate change, overfishing, and pollution. Across campus, researchers at UCI are tackling pressing marine and on-shore environmental concerns and investigating questions at both global and local scales. 

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WATER UCI

This initiative will foster collaboration in the fields of fundamental and applied water science, technology, engineering, management and policy. The team will tackle “grand challenges” – high-consequence, high-uncertainty problems that entail unprecedented mitigation costs, have the potential to generate social conflict, and may be approaching irreversibility. 

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