When the Campaign for UC San Diego was launched in 2012, the focus of the 10-year, $2 billion comprehensive fundraising effort was to transform the student experience, our campus and, ultimately, the world. Now, UC San Diego has achieved the $2 billion milestone three years early.
A sampling of gifts in random order that have had important impacts on the campus, the San Diego community and beyond.
The University of California San Diego has been named the fourth best public university in the United States by the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The rankings list the campus as the country’s 15th best university and 18th in the world.
Two years ago this summer, the institute’s immersive virtual reality system morphed from the StarCAVE into the SunCAVE. Its physical shape changed, as did the technology running it. Today, it's a powerful computing system that can process massive amounts of data from all over the world.
A team of computer scientists at UC San Diego and the University of Illinois has developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. The devices, known as skimmers, use Bluetooth to transmit the data they steal.
UC San Diego School of Medicine has been awarded $9 million to fund research projects using human pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR and human organoids to dissect beta cell defects and create a human cell model of type 1 diabetes aimed at identifying the cellular actions leading to disease onset.
UC San Diego researchers discovered that removing a single enzyme in mice dramatically boosts survival from sepsis, an often fatal over-reaction of the immune system to infection. The finding provides a new and unexpected therapeutic target for new drug development.
The University of California San Diego has been recognized as one of the top schools in the nation for launching students of all backgrounds into successful futures. The campus was ranked 9th in the nation in Money Magazine’s “2019 Best Colleges for Your Money” report.
UC San Diego engineers have developed the thinnest optical device in the world: a waveguide that is three layers of atoms thin. The work is a proof of concept for scaling down optical devices to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today’s devices.