Honors & awards

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UC Davis claims top world ranking in veterinary science

The 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject also ranked UC Davis second in the world and first in the nation in agriculture and forestry.

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How two matchmakers won a Nobel Prize

Long before dating sites, a pair of economists hit upon a formula with applications far beyond romance.

UC San Diego 2020 Sloan Research fellows

20 stellar scientists and scholars win 2020 Sloan Research fellowships

A full 15 percent of the newly selected early-career faculty are researchers at UC.

AAAS fellows from UCLA

46 UC researchers named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellows are recognized by their peers for their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership.

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UC Santa Cruz joins Association of American Universities

Of the elite group's 65 institutions, seven are now UCs.

Three University of California physician organizations awarded top marks on quality, patient experience and cost

Three University of California physician groups were honored by the Integrated Healthcare Association with its prestigious ‘Excellence in Healthcare’ award.

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UC campuses ranked as world's best

Each UC campus ranks among U.S. News & World Report's best global universities, with four in the top 25.

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UC’s 2019 MacArthur grant ‘geniuses’

Two professors and an alum are recipients of the MacArthur Foundation's no-strings-attached, $625,000 prize.

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Care about the planet? UC campuses stand out in Sierra magazine’s ‘Cool Schools’ list

Seven campuses are among nation's most eco-friendly, while UC Irvine sets a record for being in the top 10 for a decade.

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UC campuses top the 2020 US News & World Report rankings

Each undergrad campus is among the nation's top 50 public universities, while UCs sweep the social mobility top 3.

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