Honors & awards

Shuji Nakamura, UC Santa Barbara

UCSB's Shuji Nakamura wins Nobel Prize in physics

Nakamura, co-inventor of the blue LED — which made the white LED lamp possible — is UC's 61st Nobel laureate. Fiat Lux, indeed!

Four UC faculty awarded National Medal of Science

Professors from UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco receive nation's highest honor for contributions in science.

UC campuses earn high rankings among world universities

Berkeley, UCLA in top 20 of Times Higher Education rankings, which also included Santa Barbara, San Diego, Davis, Irvine, Santa Cruz and Riverside.
Cary Joji Fukunaka

Santa Cruz alum wins Emmy for ‘True Detective’

Cary Joji Fukunaga takes award for directing HBO drama.
UC San Diego's Geisel Library at night

UC tops Washington Monthly campus rankings

UC San Diego ranks first for the fifth consecutive year, and UC campuses take four of top 5 spots in assessment of how universities serve public interest.

Alum, postdoc among game-changing young innovators

MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35 recognizes professor, telecom developer with ties to UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley.

9 UC campuses ranked among world’s best universities

UC places highly in Academic Ranking of World Universities, which focuses on faculty and research quality.

UC Irvine named coolest green school by Sierra magazine

All nine UC undergraduate campuses make ranking of most sustainable universities in the country.

UC Nobel winners exemplify power of a public education

Discoveries and contributions from 60 UC laureates underscore the value of investing in basic research.

7 UC campuses in Princeton Review’s ‘Best 379 Colleges’ guidebook

UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz are among top universities.