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.
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.