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Foundational. Transferable. Enduring.

  • We teach students to think critically, express creatively and communicate clearly — skills favored by employers.
  • We are listed among the top 23 in subject area rankings (U.S. News & World Report Global University Rankings).
  • We help students make sense of the world and imagine the future.

A Dream of Humanity

Welcome Reza to campus as a visiting artist under the Roghieh Chehre-Azad Distinguished Professorship. In April 2019, Reza will bring his unique voice and photography to campus, exploring “A Dream of Humanity.”

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Groundbreaking Institutes

The Institute of Arts and Humanities

Encompassing a broad range of methods, the institute generates and supports projects that help equip our community with the creativity, empathy and analysis for practicing a collaborative and more equitable human experience.

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The Institute for Practical Ethics

As one of the signature initiatives of the division, the institute is formed as an interdisciplinary research unit within UC San Diego dedicated to the goal of creating socially responsible science and policy.

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News from the Division

Institute of Arts and Humanities receives California Humanities grant

Students bring campus to community in new Race and Oral History Project

Gaining real-world experience on new Playhouse musical, ‘Diana’

Featured Events

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April 7

The 23rd annual Triton 5K and Festival: Join The Division of Arts and Humanities team for students

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April 13

Triton Day for admitted first-year students is the opportunity to showcase UC San Diego and the Division

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April 24

The Institute for Practical Ethics presents “The Future of Nature: Conservation in the Anthropocene”

The Engine of Creative Innovation

Armed with foundational knowledge, transferable skills and enduring experience, Arts and Humanities graduates don’t just impact the workforce — they leave a dent. With your philanthropic support of the division, we can make waves for the greater good.

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The Division in the News

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Dave Harris explores the Black experience: MFA playwright gets skin deep in new play at UC San Diego

Ph.D. Music student Peter Sloan opinion: Young People Are Turning Our Climate Grief Into Hope

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Visual Arts professor Monique van Genderen selected for a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts

The Campaign for UC San Diego

At the University of California San Diego, challenging convention is our most cherished tradition. The Campaign for UC San Diego is a $2 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience, our campus and ultimately the world. #GiveUCSD #ContinueTheNonTradition

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