UCI: Bright Past, Brilliant Future explores how UCI has transformed 'from ranch to research institution' in a mere half century. As a young institution UC Irvine is not particularly defined by historical traditions ­- indeed there are few. Instead it is defined by its incredible people ­- students, alumni, faculty, and staff – and by the characteristic of self-reliance and the belief in shaping one's own destiny.

This illustrated hardback provides a comprehensive account of the origins and development of UCI, its continuing role in today's world and its ambitions for the future. UCI is a university with vision, reach and an entrepreneurial attitude that propels it into the future.

Published8 May 2015