The University of Warwick in California is a landmark initiative for our University to explore the exciting opportunity of establishing a Warwick presence in one of the world’s most influential regions. This opportunity has arisen through the generosity and vision of US donors and the University Development Trust a non-profit organization that has had a high-level mission focused on educating and informing the American public.
A huge amount of work has already gone into exploring this opportunity. The University Council has approved the Senate's recommendations, to progress plans to establish academic and student activities, and a physical presence in California. We will now work in partnership with the University Development Trust on phased developments which could ultimately result in a new campus for Warwick in California.
Professor Stuart Croft, Provost
The possible benefits of Warwick in California could be enormous. There is a real opportunity to scale new heights of excellence for research impact, outputs and income – extending and accelerating the university’s global reach and reputation.
We would draw on Warwick's 50 years of delivering teaching and research of the highest quality. We would have the potential to facilitate international collaboration and employment opportunities that benefit the entire Warwick community.
Sir George Cox, Chair of Council
In the year we celebrate 50 years of imagining the future, it’s an inspiring message to send out to the world. By exploring this ambitious opportunity we’re imagining – and realising - our own very exciting future.
The first phase of this project aims to develop activities and initial teaching in a small number of postgraduate courses over 2017-21. As the project develops, dedicated teaching facilities would be created and undergraduate students would be admitted across a range of subjects.
This new development will take place in Placer County. Placer County is a leader in the greater Sacramento Region and is one of California’s fastest growing counties, located 80 miles northeast of San Francisco. California is the largest state economy in the US, equivalent to the 8th largest national economy in the world.
Professor Maureen Freely, Chair of Faculty of Arts
It leads the US in innovation and progressive policies in energy, communication and culture and is the largest and wealthiest consumer market in the States and hosts 35,000 businesses, including a range of major high technology industry clusters.
The University Development Trust is providing the land and funding to take forward the initiative as a result of a donation received from the Angelo K. and Sofia Tsakopoulos Family, William and Claudia Cummings, the Wayne L. Prim Family and more than 40 partners in the Placer 2780 Partnership.
Ken Sloan, Registrar & Chief Operating Officer
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