As a billion-dollar research enterprise situated in the heart of one of the most densely concentrated innovation hubs in the nation, UC San Diego is a unique place where fresh ideas are translated into solutions to benefit society—from climate science and the human microbiome to nanotechnology and social mobility.Learn more
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We are not afraid to take a chance on an unlikely idea. Our penchant for experimentation has led us to reimagine the world.
Annual research funding tops $1 billion
16 Nobel laureates have taught on campus
Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide
2,900+ active inventions
1,870+ total active U.S and foreign patents
650+ companies launched by and/or utilizing technology produced by faculty, staff and alumni
5th in the nation for total research expenditures
National Science Foundation
6th in the nation for total research output
Twenty-two UC San Diego scientists and physicians are among the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”
Breakthroughs in the News
February 8, 2018
Surprise Finding Points to DNA’s Role in Shaping Cells
February 6, 2018
Children Affected by Prenatal Drinking More Numerous than Previously Estimated
February 5, 2018
Reduced Energy from the Sun Might Occur by Mid-Century. Now Scientists Know by How Much.
Our scholars leverage multidisciplinary collaborations and lead the way to new discoveries that transform lives. By promoting a culture of experimentation and fresh thinking, we arrive at unexpected answers that have a lasting impact.
From identifying funding opportunities to moving inventions to the marketplace, we offer a supportive infrastructure to help you get your projects off the ground.
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Ranked among the nation’s top public academic research libraries, the UC San Diego Library plays an integral role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching and public service missions. Find the resources you need with more than seven million digital and print volumes, journals and multimedia materials.