The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is a fully-functioning research unit with the University of California, Merced and is recognized as one of the four CITRIS campuses: UC Merced, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Santa Cruz. CITRIS develops synergistic partnerships with academic institutions and corporate collaborators worldwide to collectively produce innovative solutions to challenges in four primary sectors.
CITRIS at UC Merced addresses California's most pressing societal and environmental problems by leveraging cutting-edge technologies and incorporating a convergence of student-driven initiatives, seed grants & faculty research, and corporate partnerships.
As an established Institute of Science and Innovation, CITRIS is a research and outreach enterprise within the School of Engineering at University of California Merced.
CITRIS UCM addresses California's most pressing societal and environmental problems by leveraging cutting-edge technologies, developing novel research, and conducting inspiring outreach: Student-Driven Initiatives, Seed Grants & Faculty Research, and developing community, educational and industry partnerships.
Established in 2005, University of California’s newest campus is also the first American research university of the 21st Century. UC Merced has exceeded all expectations: reaching R2 status faster than any other campus, achieving carbon neutrality through investment in sustainability in every facet of life, and rapidly growing to educate 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
By being a member of the San Joaquin Valley community and serving as a representation of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in the heart of the state of California, UC Merced strives to deliver solutions to local and global problems.
At UC Merced, learning goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. Students gain hands-on experience through programs like Tech for Social Good and Innovate to Grow , where they apply team-based leadership skills to real-world projects.