Honors & awards

UC Santa Cruz Rachel Carson

A year of risks and rewards

Scientific advancements, student achievements and a new 'collision space' cap off a remarkable 2016.


11 innovative UC researchers elected to National Academy of Inventors

New fellows from seven campuses bring UC's total membership to 51.

UC Santa Cruz Breakthrough Prize

UC Santa Barbara physicist and UC Santa Cruz biologist named 2017 Breakthrough Prize winners

Two UC professors win the most lucrative award in science, with a third earning early-career honors.

UC Santa Barbara teacher classroom

Teaching toward the future

Education professor receives a 2017 President’s Research Catalyst Award to lead a nine-campus consortium.

UC Irvine AAAS

36 UC researchers named AAAS fellows

They are recognized for their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership.

UC Merced global rankings

UC campuses rank among world's best

U.S. News and World Report rates every UC among the best universities in the world.

Andrea Young UC Santa Barbara

6 UC faculty awarded Packard fellowships

Scholars from six campuses receive major grants for research in natural and physical sciences.

UC San Francisco's Joseph DeRisi is among 10 new UC members elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

10 UC members elected to National Academy of Medicine

The selection is among the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Quinonez MacArthur

4 UC alums win MacArthur 'genius' grants

The prestigious awards will support their creative endeavors in the arts and sciences over the next four years.

UC Times Higher Education rankings

UC system at the top of the world in new rankings

Times Higher Education rates eight UC campuses among the globe's best, with UC Berkeley in the top 10.