Strategic Plan

Innovation and Excellence: Solving the World’s Greatest Problems


The UCI School of Physical Sciences discovers scientific breakthroughs that will reshape basic and applied research for generations to come. The school achieves this by asking hard questions; setting inspiring, visionary goals; and driving interdisciplinary research to chart new territory. We discover cutting-edge solutions to the world’s most pressing problems to produce modern scientists, equipped with a premier education, an inherent drive to unearth new knowledge, and superior skills to lead the technological revolutions of the future.


Develop breakthrough solutions and transformative insights to the most existential challenges and exciting questions of our time, including health care, climate change and advancing humanity through a deeper understanding of the world around us.


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