An Invitation to Envision the University of the 21st Century

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Dear Friends:

UC Davis is one of the top-rated public research universities in the world, with a growing reputation for excellence and innovation. In order to ensure even greater progress in the decades ahead, our campus community has spent more than a year engaged in a comprehensive conversation and outreach about our future as the University of the 21stCentury.

From an experimental college without walls that we are calling Davis-X to the possible establishment of an additional campus close to the state Capitol in Sacramento, our faculty, staff and students have put forward many outstanding ideas as part of this planning process. Thank you for your participation and for visiting this website.  Our goal is to cultivate innovation, foster academic rigor, promote diversity, and practice excellence in research.  Please come back often so I can keep you apprised of our progress and our evolving vision to establish UC Davis as the leading public research University of the 21st Century. 

Linda Katehi,


Read: Chancellor Katehi's "An Invitation to Envision the University of the 21st Century"

Additional Information

The Future of UC Davis Report for the Board of Advisors

University of the 21st Century Committee Report

Early Faculty Career Report: Vision of Challenges and Opportunites for the UC Davis of the Future

"University of the 21st Century" committee charge letter

ASUCD--University of the 21st Century Recommendation Brief

In the News

Envisioning and Reimagining (University News, 1.26.16)

Call for Big Ideas (10.16.15)

"Creating the University of the 21st Century" (Op-ed in Davis Enterprise)