San Diego World Affairs Council


UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

"Global Engagement and the Modern Public Research University"

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Global educationWhat is it and why is it important?

International scholar exchangesWho benefits?

UC San Diego as a global powerhouse: How did we get here?

This year, for the third year in a row, the "Times Higher Education" ranked UCSD 1st among the world's top "Golden Age" Universities - the "Best 100 Institutions" founded between 1945 - 1966! 

UCSD is a student-centered, research-focused, service-orientated public research university, welcoming people from around the globe. With annual revenues of $5 billion and an annual $1.2 billion in sponsored research, the institution has grown to 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It boasts a vast assembly of world-renowned faculty experts and scholars that drives global change in everything from medicine to everyday consumer products and services.


About our Speaker: UCSD Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla is an India-born internationally renowned electrical and computer engineer recognized for his seminal contributions in secure software, intelligent robot systems, and design. As UCSD’s Chief Executive Officer, Chancellor Khosla provides vision and strategy, leading a campus of more than 38,000 students within six undergraduate colleges and 11 academic divisions and graduate schools; a preeminent health system; and the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

Khosla has positioned UCSD to define the future of the public research university by activating the institution’s first-ever strategic plan and launching the "Campaign for UC San Diego," an ambitious 10-year, $2 billion endeavor aimed at transforming the university physically, intellectually and culturally. $1.85 billion has been raised in less than seven years. 

Under Chancellor Khosla’s leadership, UCSD has expanded college access and affordability for underserved students, initiated campus-wide interdisciplinary research initiatives to foster collaboration and solve societal challenges, and strengthened university and community partnerships to drive regional impact.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Location (new venue for this month):

AMN Healthcare Auditorium 

12400 High Bluff Dr. San Diego, CA 92130


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Registration/Reception: 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Presentation, followed by a Q&A: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

*Please note that the viewpoints expressed by speakers at SDWAC events are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of SDWAC. As a nonpartisan organization, SDWAC seeks to engage speakers who, together, represent a variety of viewpoints across the political spectrum in order to contribute to informed policy discussion and a meaningful exchange of ideas within the San Diego community. 

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