Global Impact Research
The Global Impact Research initiative is designed to facilitate faculty-led innovation in international research.
The Institute and the Burkle Center for International Relations supports several innovative interdisciplinary research programs bringing together UCLA faculty and students, as well as experts from around the world. These cutting-edge scholarly research programs also promote innovations in the classroom and seek to inform and stimulate debate among a broad audience of citizens, opinion leaders, and policy-makers. Grants are by calendar year, and often are for more than one year.
Designing for Terror
Institute-funded study of transit security, begun before bombing attacks in Madrid and London, finds officials concerned about physical design of stations, riders' perceptions of risk. Europeans get higher marks for coordination than more secretive American officials.
Learning from past mistakes
UCLA student writes thesis on Spain's transit security
Make Art/Stop AIDS Conference in India Attracts Wide Media Attention
David Gere, Global Impact Research grant recipient, draws leading Indian artists to workshop on using art to educate about the AIDS epidemic.
UCLA World Internet Project Finds Gaps between Rich and Poor, Young and Old, Men and Women
Study of Internet usage in 14 countries profiles social habits of Internet users, quantifies gaps in usage by rich and poor, men and women, highly educated and high school graduates.
Predicting the Coming Breakthroughs in Nanotechnology
UCLA scholars study the economics and sociology of high tech inventions to chart where the centers of the next wave of submicro innovation may be located.
School Children in the Developing World: Health, Nutrition and School Performance
A two-day international workshop under the Global Impact Research Initiative
Beginning January 2004
- Building a UCLA International Research Node in Cameroon
- Continental Drift: The Changing Nature of Central Asian Culture as the Basis for Curricular Development
- Terror on Mass Transit
- The Global Social and Organizational Effects of New Information Technologies