Berkeley Research at a Glance

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Top U.S. University with highest number of highly ranked graduate programs

7

Nobel laureates

144

Members of the National Academy of Sciences

223

Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Research fund chart 2020: $801.2M total; $504.1M - Federal; $66.7M - Industry; $96.9M - State & Other gov't; $127.6M - Non-profit; $5.9M - UC

 

2019 – 2020
Research Funding Sponsors

Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

 

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Latest Research News

May 7, 2021

Are renters — and the U.S. economy — hurtling toward an ‘eviction cliff’?

Schools and businesses are reopening, diners are returning to restaurants, and fans are returning to sports stadiums, but a new crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic may be just weeks away: the possible eviction of millions of Americans who have fallen behind in their rent. When massive job losses and other pandemic-driven economic pressures left many renters unable to pay and accumulating debt to their landlords, the federal government and some states set moratoria that blocked evictions. Now the U.S. ban is set to expire on June 30, and UC Berkeley housing experts are warning of a potential surge of evictions and homelessness, along with damaging economic shock waves.
April 30, 2021

Discarded ostrich shells provide timeline for our African ancestors

In a paper published this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, former UC Berkeley doctoral student Elizabeth Niespolo and geochronologist and BGC and associate director Warren Sharp reported using uranium-thorium dating of ostrich eggshells to establish that a midden outside Cape Town, South Africa, was deposited between 119,900 and 113,100 years ago.
April 29, 2021

Eastern and Western house mice took parallel evolutionary paths

The European house mouse has invaded nearly every corner of the Americas since it was introduced by colonizers a few hundred years ago, and now lives practically everywhere humans store their food. Yet in that relatively short time span — 400 to 600 mouse generations — populations on the East and West Coasts have changed their body size and nest building behavior in nearly identical ways to adapt to similar environmental conditions, according to a new study by biologists at the University of California, Berkeley.

In the Media

May 4, 2021

Researchers at University of Oxford and University of California at Berkeley have found a significantly higher risk of severe complications than previously known for pregnant women with COVID-19 and for their newborns. The statistical analysis…

May 3, 2021

UC Berkeley postdoctoral researcher Dr. Danyal Fer and his fellow researchers hope to advance the state of the art of robotic surgery. Automated robots in testing situations can meet or exceed a human in dexterity, precision and speed,…

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April 28, 2021
The Carnegie Corporation of New York announced the 2021 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows today. UC Berkeley professor of economics Gabriel Zucman is one of the 26 new fellows who will receive $200,000 to fund significant research and writing…