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.Learn more
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.
$1.76 billion in sponsored research funding for FY2023
16 Nobel laureates have taught on campus
Recognized as one of the top 20 research universities worldwide
2,800+ active inventions
1,970+ total active U.S and foreign patents
7th in the nation for total research expenditures
National Science Foundation
4th in the nation for total research output
No. 7 in the world for most highly cited researchers
Tackling the Wildfire Crisis
Increased temperatures, weather extremes and hot and dry conditions have intensified the threat of wildfires. UC San Diego scientists work across disciplines combat wildfires with novel research and AI technology.
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.
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.