University of California San Diego Changemaker Campus

At the University of California, San Diego, we push boundaries and challenge expectations. Serving 37,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, we are recognized as one of the top 15 research universities in the world and the top public university in the nation for positive impact (Washington Monthly, 2018). We drive innovation and change to advance society, propel economic growth, and make our world a better place: we are changemakers; we make changemakers.

We are student-centered, research-focused, and service-oriented. We believe in: interdisciplinary collaboration that leads to discoveries that advance and enrich society; diversity, equity, and inclusion; a bold entrepreneurial spirit; and striving for excellence in all our endeavors. As changemakers, we have a rich history of groundbreaking programs. We advance our changemaking culture and amplify the impact of individual programs through a network of campus changemaker champions. This network stewards, supports, grows, and coordinates changemaking efforts across our undergraduate colleges, academic divisions, and graduate and professional schools. This model leverages expertise and experience, enhances cross-campus collaboration and partnerships, strengthens existing initiatives and catalyze innovation, and continues to develop our robust campus ecosystem for changemaking.

UCSD Thought Leadership

2021 Exchange:
Adaptive & Ethical Engagement: Best Practices in Design Pedagogy

2020 Exchange:
Ethics & Changemaking: Aligning Technology with the Greater Good
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Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.