Business & economics

Graduate students

Initiative assists grad students for careers outside of academia

UC San Diego's Gradvantage seeks to prepare scholars for a range of jobs in a changing economy.

solar thermal technology

UC creates five new inventions per day

In 2014, UC research led to 86 new startups and 1,769 new inventions — nearly five per day – amid a booming startup culture.


Spinning silk sans spiders

It took a lot of spiders for Berkeley and UCSF alums to create a synthetic silk that's virtually identical to the real deal.
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Health care cost-sharing prompts consumers to slash medical spending

Consumers appear to cut their medical care spending when deductibles go up, even when it doesn't make any sense.
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Poverty-level wages cost U.S. taxpayers $153 billion every year

While the U.S. economy rebounds, persistent low wages are costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in public support to working families,

The compassion effect: How social activism is changing everything

Doing well by doing good is increasingly the go-to strategy for everything from marketing to entertainment — driven by millennials, the world’s first digital generation.

The Basement opens for business at UC San Diego

New incubator/accelerator program for student entrepreneurs opens on campus.
Steven Leahy

Employers train military and vets for advanced manufacturing jobs

Labs, academia, government agencies and nonprofits are joining forces to to develop a pipeline to help service members and vets develop highly specialized skills.
Eko entrepreneurs Jason Bellet, Connor Landgraf and Tyler Crouch

SkyDeck incubator sends young entrepreneurs to Forbes list

After just two years, the Berkeley business accelerator boasts six up-and-comers on Forbes' '30 Under 30' lists — and has prepared dozens of teams to launch their projects.
Classroom construction, UC Merced

UC Merced’s direct investment in regional economy exceeds $1.1 billion

Statewide investment tops $2.2 billion since July 2000, with the 'multiplier effect' suggesting the impact is even greater.