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Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Designation

UC San Diego is driving positive change locally and worldwide. That’s why we were recently designated as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U.

Making positive change is part of our DNA at UC San Diego. That's why the campus has been recognized as a "Changemaker Campus" by Ashoka U as a leader in social innovation and changemaking. UC San Diego is one of only 43 universities around the world to receive the prestigious designation from Ashoka, the world's largest network of social innovators.

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We equip our students to become the next generation of global leaders, channeling their passions to spark positive change in a wide range of disciplines. Today, UC San Diego is tackling big ideas that will help solvesome of the world's most pressing problems including disease, climate change, global security, and more.

Our boundary breaking attitude has led us to remarkable and innovative ways of making positive change. Join us in our quest to make a real difference-whether it's making change around the globe or in our local community, you too, can be a changemaker.

At UC San Diego, our vision is Every Triton a Changemaker. Examples of changemaking include:

  • Social innovation projects
  • Socially impactful research
  • Service-learning courses and programs
  • Education about critical social and environmental issues
  • Civic engagement
  • Direct service