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Research Highlights

Research at UC Santa Cruz is thriving, facilities are excellent, and the amount of external funding received for research continues to increase.

Programs & Units

Research ranges from small focused activities within each academic division, to large research units with connections to the 10-campus UC system.

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students are plentiful, proving that research and instruction are mutually supportive.

World-Class Facilities

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 in the Divisions

Research initiatives take place within each of UCSC's five academic divisions — collaborative activities that often involve people in other fields.

About UCSC

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.

Academic Divisions

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The Colleges

UCSC residential learning colleges provide students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.

Support UCSC

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