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WE INNOVATE
WITH PURPOSE

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.

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ON TOP OF
OUR GAME

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

2,500+ active inventions

1,870+ total active U.S and foreign patents

1,000+ companies currently license or have formerly used technology created at UC San Diego

5th in the nation for total research expenditures

National Science Foundation

6th in the nation for total research output

Nature

Twenty-two UC San Diego scientists and physicians are among the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

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Breakthroughs in the News

Scientists Design Way to Use Harmless Bacteria to Detect Heavy Metals in Drinking Water

Feb. 27, 20120

Scientists Design Way to Use Harmless Bacteria to Detect Heavy Metals in Drinking Water

Resetting the Biological Clock with Flip of a Molecular Switch

Feb. 25, 2020

Resetting the Biological Clock with Flip of a Molecular Switch

Researchers Tackle the Flu with Breakthrough Virus Simulations

Feb. 25, 2020

Researchers Tackle the Flu with Breakthrough Virus Simulations

Real-Life Opportunities

Realize your entrepreneurial goals. Explore research opportunities and ways to jumpstart your big ideas.

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RESEARCH INITIATIVES

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.

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RESEARCH RESOURCES

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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THE LIBRARY

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.

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