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UCSC research is thriving, as illustrated by the statistical impact of that work, the support it receives, and the difference it is making to society.
The campus's research activities range from small groups within academic departments to large units with connections outside UCSC.
In fields ranging from the arts to the sciences, the impressive work being done by UCSC faculty, staff, and student researchers is making headlines.
Research takes place within each of the campus's five academic divisions — collaborative activities that often involve people in multiple fields.
Research opportunities are plentiful for UCSC students, enabling graduate students as well as undergraduates to work closely with faculty.
- December 11, 2014 Professors Leta Miller and Carolyn Dean honored for arts research
- December 11, 2014 Scientists reconstruct genome of common ancestor of crocodiles, birds, dinosaurs
- December 10, 2014 UC Santa Cruz leads UC effort to study effects of climate change on ecosystems
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
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