Research may have looked very different this year, but the global recognition of its importance has never been so clear. As the world struggled with a global pandemic, extreme environmental strains, wildfires and complex social challenges, our researchers leaned into the challenge to provide insight and solutions to help the world move forward.
I could not be more proud of the research community at UC Davis and the accomplishments they achieved. We set another record in securing $968 million in external funding for research thanks to our faculty’s unwavering commitment and passion to address important societal needs despite the operational challenges we faced this year.
The impact of this research extends beyond geographical boundaries and aims to provide a better tomorrow on a global scale.
Vice Chancellor for Research
UC Davis continued to play a critical role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing critical insight into vaccine effectiveness, therapeutic outcomes, risk of infection, food security and social behavior.
UC Davis is known worldwide for its leadership in the life sciences, where researchers, clinicians and engineers collaborate to reveal discoveries and innovations that improve and extend the quality of our lives, as well as the lives of the animals that surround us.
As the strains on our environment and food supply accelerated, UC Davis researchers leaned into the challenges to provide critical insight and sustainable solutions to address these complex challenges.
Researchers at UC Davis are unlocking new ways to protect and enrich lives around the globe and help those in need overcome obstacles and thrive.