Ideas and Innovation

Big Ideas

Big Ideas are transformative and transdisciplinary solutions to society’s grand challenges and represent a new approach to supporting SDSU’s faculty. Through Big Ideas, faculty-led research teams promote SDSU’s distinctive strengths for the betterment of the world.

Principles of community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

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SDSU Principles of Community

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RE:BORDER 2022 is the fourth annual conference that explores key regional issues and innovative solutions. This year's theme is "Innovation & Sustainability," taking place from November 14-16 in San Diego, Tijuana, and Mexicali. It will bring together scholars, professionals, politicians, artists, students and community members who comprise our Cali-Baja transborder region and wish to address challenges and innovation for our sustainable future.

STEM Rooted in Community

STEM Forward is a robust SDSU initiative that will accelerate local economic growth and revolutionize the way we live, work and interact.