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New Employee Orientation: About UC San Diego


From its roots as a marine biology research site, UC San Diego has grown to encompass academic achievement in diverse fields of study.

Distinguished faculty include Nobel and Pulitzer laureates, and our students are some of the best prepared in the country. From the arts to engineering to medicine, UCSD is leading the way.

Academic and organizational structure

Preuss School provides intensive college-prep education for motivated low-income students.

Academic excellence allows UCSD to attract the best and brightest:

  • Faculty honors
  • Rankings
  • Research
  • Students

UCSD culture

Employee recognition

Business processes and information

  • Blink provides an online source of information, training, and tools for UC San Diego faculty and staff.
  • the primary public gateway to online information about UC San Diego.
Contact the Employee Programs and Recognition team at or (858) 822-2633.