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 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).
February 23, 2021

Latinx, Native Americans carry heavier pandemic burden, new poll reports

Voters of color in California — especially Latinx and Native American people — face disproportionate risks during the coronavirus pandemic and are far more worried than white voters about job and income loss and access to medical care, according to a new poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS).

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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