University of California San Diego

  • Description
  • The Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego is a student-​centered, research-​focused, service-​oriented pub­lic insti­tu­tion that pro­vides oppor­tu­nity for all. Rec­og­nized as one of the top 15 research uni­ver­si­ties world­wide, a cul­ture of col­lab­o­ra­tion sparks dis­cov­er­ies that advance soci­ety and drive eco­nomic impact.


    UC San Diego will trans­form Cal­i­for­nia and a diverse global soci­ety by edu­cat­ing, by gen­er­at­ing and dis­sem­i­nat­ing knowl­edge and cre­ative works, and by engag­ing in pub­lic service.


    We will align our efforts to be a student-​centered, research-​focused, service-​oriented pub­lic uni­ver­sity. Read the 2014 Strate­gic Plan Exec­u­tive Sum­mary.


    Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary research oppor­tu­ni­ties abound at UC San Diego, where fac­ulty, staff and stu­dents col­lab­o­rate to advance art and med­i­cine, under­stand and pro­tect the planet, mit­i­gate social dis­par­i­ties and spur tech­no­log­i­cal breakthroughs.

    Research affairs

    UC San Diego recently ranked 5th in the nation for annual fed­eral research and devel­op­ment spend­ing. We excel in both tra­di­tional schol­arly dis­ci­plines and fields that cross these dis­ci­plines, such as neu­ro­science, nanoscience, and cli­mate science.

    UC San Diego researchers con­sis­tently earn inter­na­tional acclaim. They include Nobel and Pulitzer prize win­ners, mem­bers of the National Acad­e­mies, and recip­i­ents of MacArthur Foun­da­tion “genius grants.”

    For infor­ma­tion, visit the Office of Research Affairs

    Fac­ulty & staff

    Our fac­ulty and staff have online tools, forms, pre– and post-​award guide­lines, fund­ing sources, and ethics and safety reg­u­la­tions at their fin­ger­tips. Run­ning a name or topic search instantly puts our researchers in touch with experts in all disciplines.

    Find out more about research for fac­ulty and staff.


    Stu­dents can link to hands-​on research oppor­tu­ni­ties, schol­ar­ship and grant appli­ca­tions, and infor­ma­tion about con­fer­ences and sem­i­nars. They also ben­e­fit from fac­ulty men­tor­ing in many areas, includ­ing writ­ing and pre­sent­ing pro­fes­sional papers.


    Phone +1.858.534-2230

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