• 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

UCI Microbiome

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

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UCI Brain

UCI Brain is positioned to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the brain through collaborative, cutting-edge basic and translational research, and to provide exceptional training to the next generation of leaders in brain science.

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UCI Education Research Initiative

This initiative will support interdisciplinary education research, create new graduate programs, facilitate research partnerships with two-year colleges to better understand the needs of transfer students, and foster engagement with the larger education community in Southern California and nationally.

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