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Changemaker Institute


The Changemaker Institute serves as the nucleus of UC San Diego’s ecosystem for changemaking and changemaker education, and provides a supportive infrastructure for interdisciplinary, cross-campus collaboration in research, education, community engagement, and advocacy.  The Changemaker Institute leverages valuable expertise and experience, enhances cross-campus and community partnerships, strengthens existing initiatives, and catalyzes innovation.  It is the embodiment of UC San Diego’s commitment to transform higher education into an instrument for positive change and social impact.


The Institute will be a catalyst for the changemaker community; forging new collaborations, enhancing existing programs, and leveraging the talents and assets of UC San Diego in service of a better world.