The Office of Academic Planning administers and supports UCI’s Inter-school Academic Initiatives. Find out more.

Current Academic Initiatives

DATA SCIENCE INITIATIVE

In an increasingly data-centric world, electronic information has become a critical element in modern research, education, medicine and business. The data science initiative will bring together faculty from almost every school to explore overlapping interests in the area of data science/big data, including methodology, infrastructure, theory, policy, and education.

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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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MEDICAL HUMANITIES INITIATIVE
Uniting faculty from the School of Humanities, the School of Medicine, the School of Social Sciences and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, this initiative aims to advance a holistic understanding of the conditions and possibilities for health, healing, and well-being. Activities focus on promoting a healthcare model that’s patient-centered, culturally sensitive, and responsive to community needs.

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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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