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The Institute for the Global Entrepreneur at UC San Diego encompasses a series of programs, centers and initiatives all working toward a common goal: preparing engineers to become change makers and technical leaders who drive innovation within organizations both large and small.

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April 20, 2018

UC San Diego Study: Anyone Can Be an Innovator

Innovators aren’t just born, they can be made, according to recent research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. Researchers outlined their conclusions in their National Bureau of Economic Research working paper.  Full Story


April 17, 2018

UC San Diego's Engineering and Management Schools Continue to Strengthen Collaborations

The University of California San Diego has emerged as a leader in how engineering and management schools within one university can collaborate in order to strengthen entrepreneurship education, startup creation, and the commercialization of innovation. The latest move: a pair of unique endowed chair professorships. The Jacobs Family Chairs in Engineering Management Leadership have been awarded to the two professors leading the UC San Diego Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, which is the centerpiece of the collaboration between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management. Full Story


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