Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UCI has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, nationally recognized academic health system, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students, over 26,000 faculty and staff, and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy.
In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service.
Today, we draw on the unyielding spirit of our pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas. We believe that true progress is made when different perspectives come together to advance our understanding of the world around us. And we enlighten our communities and point the way to a better future. At UCI, we shine brighter.
We are UCI Health: A devoted team of nationally regarded physicians and nurses, researchers and clinicians, educators and students united by a single calling — to improve the lives of the people in our community and beyond.
As the only academic health system in Orange County, our multifaceted organization is dedicated to the discovery of new medical frontiers, to the teaching of future healers and to the delivery of the finest evidence-based care.
We are unique in our ability to provide the most compassionate healthcare because we’re driven by our passion for innovation, grounded in the best medical and scientific knowledge.
UCI Health Sciences encompasses the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and UCI Health — the region's only university-based health system — as well as numerous institutes, centers and groups known for groundbreaking research and novel treatments that power advances in individual and population health.
Our mission — Discover, Teach, Heal — truly sets us apart from community healthcare providers. In conjunction with UCI Health, including Douglas Hospital and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the region's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, we are leading the way in creating and imparting new knowledge.
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