Universitas 21 (U21)

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Universitas 21 is a network of research-intensive universities that empowers its members to share excellence, collaborate across borders, and nurture global knowledge exchange. As a UC Davis student, you have access to a variety of competitions, research awards, and international opportunities within the network.

U21 PwC Innovation Challenge

U21 PwC Innovation Challenge – Submit a 3-minute video entry addressing a question posed by a globally-focused organization, and compete to win a variety of prizes such as all expense-paid international trips and career coaching.

U21 Three Minute Thesis Competition

U21 Three Minute Thesis CompetitionDevelop academic, presentation, and research communication skills by explaining your research to an intelligent, but non-specialist, audience, to win up to $2,500.

U21 International Opportunities for Students

U21 International Opportunities for StudentsSearch a database of programs in different countries, fields of study, durations, and levels of study taking place at U21-affiliated campuses and locations.

U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards

U21 Graduate Collaborative Research AwardsObtain financial support to conduct cross-disciplinary research with other universities in the U21 network. Up to $30,000 available in funding.

U21 Early Career Researcher Workshops

U21 Early Career Researcher WorkshopsParticipate in a unique series of workshops committed to enhancing international networking and encouraging collaborative research for those in the early stages of their career.