Honors & awards

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.

Students walk across the UC Berkeley campus

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.

UC Irvine campus

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.

Four female students study together at a table

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.

AVP of Energy and Sustainability David Philips and Katie Maynard at the award ceremony for the sustainability champion

Meet UC’s 2019 Sustainability Champion

Katie Maynard developed from an undergrad studying biology into one of UC's most potent forces for environmental change.

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UC schools are among those doing the most for the country

Washington Monthly places all nine UC undergrad campuses among the nation’s Top 100 for social mobility and public service.

Students at UC Berkeley

UC earns even more recognition as one of the world’s best universities

Several new rankings confirm UC as an academic powerhouse.