Silicon Valley Campus

The UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus is a multi-disciplinary teaching and research hub that is home to a master’s degree program in games and playable media, engineering faculty, the new office of industry alliances and technology commercialization, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, UC Scout, and soon a great deal more.

UC Santa Cruz has ambitious growth plans for its Silicon Valley Campus, with a pipeline of starting with new industry-oriented professional master’s programs planned to launch here in the
coming years.

Overall, the vision and goals include creating a portal for championing, catalyzing, and fostering new UC research partnerships, and accelerating the pace of innovation and impact through basic research and knowledge transfer.

Based in Santa Clara, the satellite campus is enabling greater partnerships and collaborations among faculty, students, industry, and government. UC Santa Cruz students are regularly interning at companies throughout the region, and the university’s alumni are an integral part of the highly trained Silicon Valley workforce.

Visit the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus website.

Strategic Planning for Silicon Valley Engagement

Vice Chancellor for Research Scott Brandt is Chair of the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Governance Group (SVGG). The SVGG is comprised of principal officers from across the campus (Deans, Vice Provosts, Vice Chancellors) and others who together provide direction and oversight for expansion plans for Silicon Valley. The SVGG meets monthly, and regular topics include Industry engagement, inter-UC collaborations, academic programs planning, innovation and entrepreneurship activities, events and outreach, and facility management.