UC Santa Cruz in Silicon Valley

We are the UC in Silicon Valley. Like Silicon Valley, UC Santa Cruz doesn’t accept the status quo. Leading at the intersection of innovation and social justice, researchers are tackling big questions that lead to unexpected answers. With expertise in a range of fields—from human computer interaction to storage systems—UC Santa Cruz is a partner in the quest for innovation that changes our lives.

A center for interdisciplinary learning in the heart of Silicon Valley

The UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus is a multi-disciplinary teaching and research hub that is home to engineering faculty and researchers, professional master’s degree programs, hundreds of professional courses at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, and year-round events. The campus also houses UC Scout, an online program providing UC-approved high school courses, and Smarter Balanced, a nationwide organization that works with educators to develop assessment tools.

A hub for technological innovation and high-impact research

The campus is a center for championing, catalyzing, and fostering new UC research partnerships, and accelerating the pace of innovation and impact through basic research and knowledge transfer. UC Santa Cruz and Extension students intern at companies throughout the region, and the university’s alumni are an integral part of the highly trained Silicon Valley workforce.

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