Research Programs and Units

In addition to individual research projects, UC Santa Cruz faculty are involved in research on various scales, from small, focused activities within academic divisions, to large research units, some with campuswide scope and others with wider connections to the 10-campus University of California system and beyond. More information can be found at the UC Santa Cruz Office of Research. Examples of research programs are listed below:

Arts Research Institute
Baskin School of Engineering Computer Facilities
California Carlyle Edition
Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO)
Bruce Initiative for Rethinking Capitalism
Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)
Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering (CBSE)
Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC)

Center for Cultural Studies
Center for Educational Research in the Interest of Underserved Students (CERIUS)
Center for Force Majeure Studies
Center for Games and Playable Media (CGPM)
Center for Global, International & Regional Studies (CGIRS)
Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS)
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
Center for Integrated Water Research

Center for Jewish Studies
Center for Labor Studies
Center for Mediterranean Studies / Mediterranean Seminar
Center for Molecular Biology of RNA
Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
Center for Visual and Performance Studies
Center for World History
Chicano/Latino Research Center (CLRC)

Dickens Project
Digital Humanities Initiative
Educational Partnership Center (EPC)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory
Innovation and Design Lab
Institute for Humanities Research (IHR)
Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP)

Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS)
Latino Literary Cultures Project
Linguistics Research Center (LRC)
Monterey Bay Education, Science, and Technology Center (MBEST)
Natural Reserve System (NRS)
Satayajit Ray Film and Study Collection (Ray FASC)
Santa Cruz Center for International Economics (SCCIE)

Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP)
Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group (SCPRBG)
Scientific Diving and Boating Safety Program
Silicon Valley Initiatives
The Hub: A Research Center for Social and Environmental Practice in the Arts
University Affiliated Research Center
University of California Observatories/Lick Observatory (UCO/Lick)

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