Universities and CIEE are natural partners, sharing both a public-service mission and the expertise and passion for research. As a branch of the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, CIEE serves its sponsors as a gateway into the University of California, all nine of its campuses engaged in energy research, and the rich collaborations of its interdisciplinary and multi-campus research centers. CIEE is fully integrated into UC’s world-class network of researchers and into its practices for contracting and research administration. These strong ties make CIEE a potent research partner, for UC and the many other universities that have joined in its research programs.