There are more than 7 billion people on this planet, and while territorial boundaries matter, pressing issues like health, education, poverty, disease, and conflict aren’t contained within thinly drawn lines on a map. They cross races, religions, economies and political systems, spanning the human life cycle, going generations deep.

Home to some of the world’s leading experts – and some of the brightest up and coming minds, the UCI School of Social Sciences is dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing of these global issues. Our population, neuroscience and emerging conflict initiatives are helping to fill research gaps on these and other global challenges facing our increasingly interconnected world. Just imagine - a world without Alzheimer’s. A world without Parkinson’s. The demise of cancer. The eradication of AIDS. A world where access to education, health information and increased employment opportunities could mean an end to the word “poverty” as we know it. Advances in population, neuroscience and emerging conflict research are allowing us to study these issues in real time using new technologies and approaches in data and human analysis.

Support for this important work comes from many funding sources, from national agencies like the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health to private foundations like the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to corporate and private donors, many of whom belong to our Board of Councilors, Dean’s Leadership Society, Alumni Network, or one of our other community involvement organizations.

Click any of the photos or text below below to learn about our three main school initiatives.

Your support, no matter how big or small, helps us push the boundaries of research on issues that touch every single one of the world’s 7 billion. Join us in our pursuit.




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