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CITRIS and the Banatao Institute is a University of California research center focused on creating IT solutions that generate societal and economic benefits for everyone.

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UC Berkeley

Ranked the top public university in the nation and a global leader for undergraduate startup founders, UC Berkeley pioneers new research in biotech, engineering, renewable energy, robotics, and public health.

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UC Davis

Located near California’s state capital and home to a nationally renowned health system, UC Davis is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for agriculture and forestry and also leads in medicine, nursing, sustainability and veterinary science.

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UC Santa Cruz

Situated on California’s Central Coast next to the Pacific Ocean and near Silicon Valley, and boasting a strong focus on social justice, UC Santa Cruz is a research powerhouse in agriculture, game design, genomics, marine sciences and more.

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UC Merced

The fastest-growing public university in the U.S. and one of the nation’s greenest campuses, UC Merced leads in ecology, engineering, sustainability and water resources and fosters the success of students from California’s Central Valley and beyond.

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Four campuses, one mission

We harness the unique research strengths of four UC campuses — at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz — to address the world’s most pressing challenges and reshape the future of technology in ways that cross traditional boundaries.

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