Moving the world forward
UC’s $6B research enterprise advances our understanding of the world and improves lives, from curing diseases to developing new sources of clean energy. We encompass:
Three national labs
6 academic health centers
A statewide division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Many of California’s leading industries emerged from UC research, including genomics, computing, semiconductors, telecommunications and agriculture.
Innovation and entrepreneurship
New inventions per day, on average
new startups in 2020
Active patents – more than any other University
A Nobel legacy
Did you know UC has 70 Nobel laureates who have been awarded 71 Nobel Prizes?
What has research done for you lately?
Fig. 1 is a video series that explores groundbreaking ideas — from science to culture to history to psychology. Each episode asks a big question about our world and we talk with UC experts to get to the bottom of it.