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

Funding award chart FY19

 

2018 – 2019
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

November 14, 2019

Researchers say Western Sahel investment needed to avert crisis

In a new commentary published in Nature, three UC Berkeley researchers and their coauthors argue that without considerable government investment in four areas—family planning, girls’ education, agriculture, and security—Western Sahel countries’ political and economic systems could collapse. In a region with widespread hunger and malnutrition, rising food and economic insecurity could pave the way for famines, mass migration, and violent conflict. Only by investing heavily in forward-looking programs, the researchers argue, can governments avert serious disruptions down the line.
November 12, 2019

Weill Neurohub will fuel race to find new treatments for brain disease

With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley (Berkeley), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of Washington (the UW) have launched the Weill Neurohub, an innovative research network that will forge and nurture new collaborations between neuroscientists and researchers working in an array of other disciplines—including engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and mathematics—to speed the development of new therapies for diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system.
November 8, 2019

Berkeley Talks: Berkeley Law’s Ian Haney López on defeating racial fearmongering

In this Oct. 11 talk, Berkeley Law professor Ian Haney López, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved in the U.S. since the civil rights era, discusses his new book, Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections and Saving America, offering insight and hopeful new strategy for defeating the right’s racial fearmongering and achieving bold progressive goals.