Who We Are
University of California, Irvine (UCI) x Gifted And Talented Institute (GATI) is a truly global initiative that identifies and develops the talents of academically advanced and hardworking pre-college students from all around the world, regardless of background. We serve all eligible learners and families through our research and counseling, as well as our gifted and talented summer, online, and partnership programs.
Once a student is bestowed the honor of being a UCI x GATI scholar, she/he is qualified to enroll into all the academically advanced programs curated for the gifted and hardworking learner. UCI x GATI scholars have the rare opportunity to engage in challenging academic research areas and connect them to real world application. These are experiences that pre-college students won’t get anywhere else. More importantly, UCI x GATI scholars find a safe, welcoming circle of peers, mentors, and teachers who understand gifted and hardworking students. UCI x GATI is where lifelong friendships are made.
The Gifted and Talented Institute (GATI) Global, as the world leader in summer projects, research, and education for gifted pre-college students around the globe, is dedicated to offering a continuum of access and opportunities for optimizing college and career success.
Offer an inspirational, transformative experience to innovative, passionate youth around the globe.
About University of California, Irvine (UCI): Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, and innovation. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy.
In addition to being one of the nation’s top research universities, UCI is doing the most for the American dream according to The New York Times index. Gillman believes that world-class education should be available to all talented, hardworking students, regardless of background. The realization of Gillman’s philosophy at UCI, and at other academic institutions that model UCI’s system, is a reminder that great universities can be the most powerful engines of social mobility ever created.
As one of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking academic institutes, UCI is also proud to be the first in many things, including the first university to create a varsity esports team. The mission of UCI is to discover and disseminate knowledge through research, teaching and creative expression in acclaimed academic programs. The creative boundaries are endless when our eminent professors and faculty get together with top students and mentor them in the arts and music, the humanities, the social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business and the health professions.