Supporting PRIME is accomplished through the participation of many UC San Diego units as well as the sites that host our students. Support for the students and coordinating the program comes from several sponsors and partners.

UCSD Participating Units include:

  • International Center, which prepares and delivers the curriculum for the cultural preparation and reflection workshops;
  • Academic Internship Program provides the students with a means to receive academic credit for their PRIME experience;
  • Academic Departments and Organized Research Units are the homes of the UC San Diego mentors who guide the students in preparing for their Pacific Rim research experiences.

Host Sites provide research infrastructure to conduct the project and the mentors to guide the students during their stay. They also help identify housing and help the students become accustomed to their stay at the host site.

During the 2013 PRIME experience, the following institutions/labs hosted students:

  • National Institute for Information and Communications Technology, Kyoto, Japan (View On Map)
  • Osaka University/Cybermedia Center, Osaka, Japan (View On Map)
  • Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NARA), Japan (View On Map)
  • Taiwan Forest Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan (View On Map)
  • National Taiwan University/School of Pharmacy, Taipei, Taiwan (View On Map)
  • University of Queensland, Australia (View On Map)
  • University of Auckland/Bioengineering Institute and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand (View On Map)

Other institutions/labs willing to take students include:

  • Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (View On Map)
  • Doshisha University/Biomechanics Laboratory, Kyoto, Japan (View On Map)
  • National Center for High-performance Computing, Hsinchu, Taiwan (View On Map)
  • National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan (View On Map)
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India (View On Map)
  • Konkuk University, South Korea (View On Map)
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia/School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Penang, Malaysia (View On Map)

The hosting of students depends on finding students interested in research similar to the host lab.