Honors & awards

UC Berkeley's campanile at dusk

University of California campuses ranked among the best in the nation

UC campuses are among the best in the nation, according to the QS World University Rankings.

Carol Greider

Nobel Prize-winner Carol Greider to join UC Santa Cruz faculty

Known for her pioneering work on telomeres, Greider brings exceptional research and leadership skills to campus.

UC Berkeley AAAS members

Prestigious academies elect 34 UC faculty as new members

The National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences add new UC members to their ranks.

Actors performing in the Central Park Five

Anthony Davis wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘The Central Park Five’ opera

Department of Music distinguished professor is third UC San Diego faculty member to receive prestigious award.

Graduate student in the lab

UC graduate programs among best of the best in new rankings

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report list of best graduate schools finds UC campuses excel across a dazzling variety of fields.

A vet tech holds a dog while a student looks on

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.

Algorithms and cupid

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.