Berkeley Research at a Glance

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


Nobel laureates


Members of the National Academy of Sciences


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.


About Berkeley's Funding

Celebrating Women, Transgender, and Non-Binary Research Leaders

150 Years of Women at BerkeleyAs a contribution to the celebration of 150 Years of Women at Berkeley, the Vice Chancellor for Research Office wishes to applaud all the women, transgender, and non-binary people who have contributed to UC Berkeley’s international research reputation. In particular we would like to highlight those scholars who head up the VCRO’s research institutes and centers, museums, and field stations. We are grateful for their service and are happy to celebrate their unique and inspiring achievements across a diversity of fields. Read about these leaders here.

Latest Research News

February 25, 2021

Weill Neurohub joins with Genentech, Roche to advance neuroscience research

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and UC Berkeley today announced a long-term research partnership with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and its parent company, Roche Holding AG, to speed the development of new therapeutics for debilitating brain diseases and disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS and autism. UCSF and UC Berkeley will receive up to $53 million from Genentech over the course of the 10-year collaboration.
February 24, 2021

Our earliest primate ancestors rapidly spread after dinosaur extinction

The small, furry ancestors of all primates — a group that includes humans and other apes — were already taking to the trees a mere 100,000 years after the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other terrestrial animals, according to a new analysis of fossil teeth in the collections of the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP).

In the Media

February 18, 2021

In the struggle to survive the ever hotter deserts of California, there are winners and losers.

February 17, 2021

Middle Eastern hunter-gatherers changed their relationship with the dead nearly 20,000 years ago. Clues to that spiritual shift come from the discovery of an ancient woman's fiery burial in a hut at a seasonal campsite. Burials of people in…

February 16, 2021

How have school districts dealt with the coronavirus pandemic? David Kirp, a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, has completed a new book, "Greater Expectations," about three school districts and how they have responded to the…

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