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Research at UC Santa Cruz is thriving, facilities are excellent, and the amount of external funding received for research continues to increase.
Research ranges from small focused activities within each academic division, to large research units with connections to the 10-campus UC system.
Research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students are plentiful, proving that research and instruction are mutually supportive.
State-of-the-art labs, libraries, studios, and theaters provide researchers with the space and tools they need to create knowledge on a world-class scale.
Research initiatives take place within each of UCSC's five academic divisions — collaborative activities that often involve people in other fields.
- October 22, 2014 Astrophysics meets theater in ‘Birth of Stars’
- October 21, 2014 A global surge of great earthquakes holds clues to future quakes
- October 16, 2014 Astronomers create first 3-D map of the 'adolescent' universe
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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UCSC residential learning colleges provide students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.