UC Santa Cruz in Silicon Valley
Like Silicon Valley, UC Santa Cruz doesn’t accept the status quo. Researchers are tackling big questions that lead to unexpected answers. With expertise in a range of fields—from linguistics to storage systems—UC Santa Cruz is a partner in the quest for innovation that changes our lives.
The UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus is a multi-disciplinary teaching and research hub that is home to a master’s degree program in games and playable media, engineering faculty, the new office of industry alliances and technology commercialization, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, UC Scout, and soon a great deal more.
UC Santa Cruz has ambitious growth plans for its Silicon Valley Campus, with a pipeline of starting with new industry-oriented professional master’s programs planned to launch here in the
Overall, the vision and goals include creating a portal for championing, catalyzing, and fostering new UC research partnerships, and accelerating the pace of innovation and impact through basic research and knowledge transfer.
Based in Santa Clara, the satellite campus is enabling greater partnerships and collaborations among faculty, students, industry, and government. UC Santa Cruz students are regularly interning at companies throughout the region, and the university’s alumni are an integral part of the highly trained Silicon Valley workforce.