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

January 13, 2020

New helmet design can deal with sports’ twists and turns

As a neurologist, Robert Knight has seen what happens when the brain crashes around violently inside the skull. And he’s aware of the often tragic consequences. So, Knight invented a better helmet — one with more effective padding to dampen the effects of a direct hit, but more importantly, an innovative outer shell that rotates to absorb twisting forces that today’s helmets don’t protect against.

In the Media

January 23, 2020
The Earned Income Tax Credit, aimed at helping low-income families, is an underutilized antipoverty program, and a new study by Berkeley's California Policy Lab investigated whether or not text messages and letters could boost awareness and…
January 23, 2020
More than half of California's registered voters have considered leaving the state, according to a poll conducted last fall by Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies. Their key reasons, they said, were high housing costs (71%), taxes (…
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January 22, 2020
Molecular and cell biology professor Barbara Meyer is profiled for her pioneering research on genetic switches, which can determine such things as sex in the early development of an organism. In addition to her research, the profile describes…