December 25, 2014 8:07 PM ET

Company Overview of University of California, Davis

Company Overview

University of California, Davis operates as an educational and research institution that offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, first professional, and post bachelor’s degrees. It includes the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Letters and Science and its professional schools include the Graduate School of Management, School of Education, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. University of California - Davis was founded in 1905 and is based in Davis, California. University of California, Davis operates as a subsidiary of University of California System.

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

United States

Founded in 1905





Key Executives for University of California, Davis

Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
Director of Foundation Plant Services
Visiting Professor
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

University of California, Davis Key Developments

The University of California, Davis and Sunpower Corp Plans to Build A 16-Megawatt, Ground-Mounted Solar Power Plant

The University of California, Davis and SunPower Corp. plan to build a 16-megawatt, ground-mounted solar power plant that is expected to generate 14% of UC Davis' electricity needs. The university anticipates that, when the plant is completed in 2015, more than one-third of total electricity demand on campus will be served from carbon neutral energy sources. On completion, the project will be the large solar power installation in the University of California system, and the large solar power plant to offset the electricity demand of a U.S. university or college campus. The plant, to be built on a 70-acre site south of Interstate 80, will be owned and operated by SunPower, which will also design and construct the project. The plant will improve the University's ability to accurately budget for electricity costs, and UC Davis anticipates that it will provide an effective long-term hedge against future utility rate increases. SunPower will install its SunPower(R) Oasis(R) Power Plant technology at the site, which uses single-axis tracking technology to position high efficiency solar panels to track the sun throughout the day, increasing energy capture by up to 25 % over fixed-tilt solar technology. The technology includes robotic panel cleaning capability that reduces water usage by approximately 90 % over traditional cleaning methods. The project is designed to generate 33 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, compared to total campus electricity use of 228 million kilowatt-hours in 2013-14. It is expected to reduce the campus' carbon footprint by an estimated 9%.

The University of California, Davis and Academia Sinica Sign Agreement on Exchanges and Tech Transfer

The University of California, Davis, and Academia Sinica, the preeminent academic institution in the Republic of China (Taiwan), have entered into a collaborative agreement to develop a unique educational and scientific exchange program that couples cutting-edge research with opportunities to translate innovative technologies and commercially relevant discoveries into new companies. The agreement was signed Sept.12 in Taipei by Harris Lewin, vice chancellor for research at UC Davis and President Chi-Huey Wong of Academia Sinica. The program will be formally launched at a joint UC Davis-Taiwan Collaboration Symposium to be held in late 2014. The agreement takes advantage of the complementary strengths and resources of UC Davis and Academia Sinica and their respective geographic locations. The new partnership has the potential to transform international, technology-oriented models of academic collaboration by combining educational and research collaboration with a technology transfer component. As part of the agreement, up to four postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from Taiwan will be supported by Academia Sinica, spending two years at UC Davis to conduct collaborative research. The training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will promote long-term collaborations between faculty and scientists at UC Davis and in Taiwan. The initial areas of research training will focus on agriculture, human health and microbiome research.

University of California, Davis and Mars, Incorporated Announce Plans to Create Innovation Institute Focusing on Food, Agriculture and Health

The University of California, Davis, through its World Food Center, and Mars, Incorporated have agreed to pursue the establishment of a new institute designed to deliver big-impact, Silicon Valley-type breakthroughs in food, agriculture and health. An independent advisory committee chaired by Bruce German, professor of food science and technology at UC Davis, will facilitate the design and development of the Innovation Institute for Food and Health prior to its launch in January 2015. The institute will become the innovation arm of the World Food Center at UC Davis and advance new discoveries in sustainable food, agriculture and health along the entire innovation process from laboratory research to commercialization.

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