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.

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

Nature

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

Thomson Reuters

Indiana Jones Meets the Sea

UC San Diego is launching the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology to study the influence of marine environments on ancient societies. The center will explore societies in coastal zones and adaptation processes to climate and environmental changes.

Read More

Breakthroughs in the News

 Changing the Face of Campus

May 18, 2017

Changing the Face of Campus

 Qualcomm Institute Hosts Game Design Career Showcase for San Diego Students

May 23, 2017

Qualcomm Institute Hosts Game Design Career Showcase for San Diego Students

Researchers Find Computer Code that Volkswagen Used to Cheat Emissions Tests

May 22, 2017

Researchers Find Computer Code that Volkswagen Used to Cheat Emissions Tests

Real-Life Opportunities

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

Learn More

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.

RESEARCH INITIATIVES

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More