Message from Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla


UC San Diego is truly honored to participate in the Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego, along with our partners at San Diego State University, University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University. We are grateful to Dr. Inamori and the Inamori Foundation for forging ties with the San Diego community and for taking an active role in promoting international understanding by honoring and supporting those who contribute greatly to scientific progress, cultural advancement and human betterment.  Our university’s mission of education, research and service is consistent with Dr. Inamori’s belief that there is no higher calling than to work for the greater good of all humankind.  As we work to teach and encourage our future leaders and innovators, we draw our own inspiration from Dr. Inamori, the Inamori Foundation and this year’s Kyoto Laureates.


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