Excellence in Research

Saul Perlmutter facing lecture hall.  Image used for Excellence in Research research highlight.
Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter speaks at a recent public event

UC Berkeley’s world-class faculty and researchers are changing the way we understand and interact with the world. Consistently ranked among the five top research universities in the world, UC Berkeley is highly rated for the quality and breadth of its research programs and the distinction of its faculty.

Each year, the UC Berkeley campus receives close to a billion dollars in research and other support from external sources and attracts some of the best undergraduate and graduate students in the world. The university has a long legacy of innovations and leaders that have created groundbreaking products, revolutionary companies, and entirely new industries. The campus plays a critical role in California’s economy. Find out more about how some of our most innovative researchers address pressing global challenges in this selection of news articles and faculty profiles.

Download the 2020-21 overview of UC Berkeley's research excellence.