Research

Daring to question norms, embrace disruption, and change the world.

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Research Impact

Research is thriving at UC Santa Cruz, as illustrated its statistical impact, the support it receives, and the difference it is making to society.

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Programs and Units

The campus's research activities range from small groups within academic departments to large units with connections outside UC Santa Cruz.

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Research News

In fields ranging from the arts to the sciences, the impressive work being done by faculty, staff, and student researchers is making headlines.

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Activities in the Divisions

Research takes place within each of the campus's five academic divisions — collaborative activities that often involve people working across multiple fields.

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Opportunities for Students

Research opportunities are plentiful for UC Santa Cruz students, enabling graduate students as well as undergraduates to work closely with faculty.

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.

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