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Innovative problem solving in an increasingly complicated world.

UC Forward is a philosophy, an idea, a re-imagining of what a university experience should be. It is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and research initiative—pairing students and faculty with external experts, all from differing perspectives—to solve today's problems and develop tomorrow’s workforce in unique and relevant ways. Learn more

Updates, Events, and Highlights

  • Have you joined President Ono and logged your sustainability actions on Help raise conservation funds for the Zoo while encouraging others to live cleaner and greener!
  • A new and exciting suite of UC Forward courses are scheduled for Fall 2014. See the course line up, or search for "T" Attribute courses online!
  • UC Forward welcomes its new Director, Dr. Cory Christopher. Not only does Cory have experience with collaborative teaching and research (which is the heart of UC Forward), but he earned his PhD in Biological Sciences right here at UC! 

"UC students are hungry to contribute to the world, to create, to lead, to innovate. With UC Forward, they can begin using what they've learned to solve important problems before they even graduate. Why wait to change the world if you don't have to?"

- Dr. Cory Christopher, Director, UC Forward.

Students in studio working on urban planning and campus safety plans as a part of their Inquiry to Innovation (HNRS/PD2031) course. This course is taught in the Niehoff Urban Studio and Community Design Center, a UC Forward Collaborative.