Honors & awards

Pre-Health Dreamers

Meet the UC honorees of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Young alums with ties to nearly every campus earn recognition for their innovations.

UC Merced

A standout among standouts

UC lauded as the only university among Top 100 Global Innovators.

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.