Honors & awards

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.

Group of happy students

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.

UC Irvine students do the Zot

UC campuses named America's best value colleges

UC Irvine is the No. 1 best value in the country, according to MONEY’s new rankings.

Happy pregnant woman at UCLA Health being screened

UC Health’s five medical centers ranked among the best in California and the nation

This year’s national rankings extend a streak of excellence for UC Health that spans decades.

Angela Davis headshot

Emerita professor Angela Davis to be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame

She will be one of 10 women honored for changing the course of history.

PECASE award recipients

25 UC faculty and researchers win Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Recipients from seven campuses and two UC-affiliated national labs are selected for their innovative work and leadership.

UCSF researcher in her lab

UC campuses among the world’s best in two new global rankings

UC recognized for its research quality and outsized influence in scholarly and academic publications around the globe.

Mazen Kheirbek stands in front of a building

Seven UC early-career faculty and researchers named Pew Scholars

Prestigious honor for scientists of exceptional promise delivers multiyear funding for research on human health.

Tyler Chen

Top graduating senior an aspiring Elon Musk — minus the tweeting

Iconoclastic bioengineering and materials science major is the winner of the 2019 University Medal.