Berkeley Research in the News

December 5, 2016
blustery weather
Following Earth’s last ice age, which peaked 20,000 years ago, the Antarctic warmed between two and three times the average temperature increase worldwide, according to a new study by a team of American geophysicists.
December 5, 2016
Surjeet Rajendran
 A young assistant professor of physics, Surjeet Rajendran, was named one of six winners of the 2017 New Horizons In Physics Prize during a Sunday night gala announcing the annual winners of the Breakthrough Prize.
December 1, 2016
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In conflict zones, the most common killers of wildlife are not guns and bombs, but breakdowns in institutions, societies and economies, according to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.  

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 144 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 15 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 235 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Read more about UC Berkeley's faculty.

2015-2016 research funding  by sponsor in millions2015/16 Research
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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

More information about UC Berkeley's research funding.