Big Ideas

Big Ideas for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Innovative projects aim to transform the future

UC Davis’ Big Ideas are forward-thinking, interdisciplinary programs and projects that build upon the strengths of the university to make a better world. The College of Letters and Science is lead and partner on several initiatives that will help shape the rest of this century and beyond. Here we share the visions of College faculty champions and researchers engaged in five of the Big Ideas.

The Future Built Here

Dean's Letter: College of Letters and Science Magazine 2019

UC Davis has always been known for its commitment to making the world better. Of course, that effort starts with providing access and opportunity to a broad range of students. Recently, Money Magazine ranked our campus in the nation’s top five “best colleges” for quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.