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Facts and Distinctions

UC Davis Global Awards and Distinctions 


UC Davis Global Fast Facts

  • Student global learning opportunities are offered in more than 50 countries
  • UC Davis welcomes more than 7,500 international students and more than 2,100 international scholars from 140+ countries (IIE Open Doors)
  • 59 domestic and international students participated in the first Global Engagement Opportunities (GEO) Living and Learning Community (2019-20)
  • UC Davis is a top volunteer-producing university and more than 1,550 UC Davis alumni have served as Peace Corps Volunteers over the last 20 years
  • UC Davis international students contribute $362.2 million to the California economy and support 4,196 jobs (2021-22, NAFSA)

Aggie backpack with mountains in background

  • More than 700 students participated in courses with a new global learning emphasis, stemming from adjustments made by 30 faculty from 25 departments through the first-ever Global Affairs Curriculum Enhancement Through Global Learning program cohort (2018-19)
  • Since 2001, Global Affairs Seed Grants have funded more than 246 global projects with $2.7 million leading to $40 million in external funding
  • UC Davis authors published with collaborators from 5,544 institutions in 142 countries and overall 41.4% of UC Davis publications feature international collaboration, which were cited at nearly double the rate of publications with domestic collaborations (2014-19, SciVal)
  • Since 2017, 31 Global Affairs Faculty and Staff Ambassadors have represented UC Davis in meetings, events, and engagements across 24 countries

Faculty and students working on a project in Nepal

  • UC Davis maintains international agreements with institutions spanning 45 countries
  • Global Affairs hosts more than 250 international visitors as a part of more than 60 delegations representing over 25 countries a year
  • Global Affairs hosts more than 200 events reaching 6,000 participants on campus and in the community each year
  • UC Davis is 1 of 3 U.S. universities selected to host both the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and Mandela Washington Fellowship (2019-20)

Mandela Fellows at event on campus

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About Global Affairs at UC Davis

Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty learning and researching globally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing challenges through more than 150 global partnerships.

Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.