An emerging cross-divisional intellectual community.

Welcome to the UC San Diego International Institute

The International Institute was established in 2017 with generous funding from the Chancellor to coordinate and support scholarship and teaching on international issues at UC San Diego. We are creating a vibrant international and multidisciplinary intellectual community that produces and supports research and policy ideas from across disciplines. We are committed to fostering international knowledge that encompasses multiple levels, from local knowledge of languages and sub-national groups, to regional and state knowledge, to global knowledge of international systems, institutions, and organizations. To foster these collaborations, we provide funding to cross-divisional faculty groups and collaboratories, and convene an annual conference dedicated to one of the university’s research themes across regions of the world. We also provide fellowships for graduate student research with an international focus. Our Annual Report for 2018-19 contains information on these activities and more. 

The Institute is the result of a faculty-led initiative and is being developed in collaboration with engaged faculty. We invite you to bring your expertise and research concerns into dialogue with us, by forming a faculty group based on either a regional or thematic focus. Please join us!


Akos Rona-Tas & Sharon Rose
Co-Directors, International Institute