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Research impact

When you enroll at UC Santa Cruz, the world becomes your lab.

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Research programs

What are you interested in? Find your activity or research group and get started.

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News about research

Read the latest on research from every department.

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Inquiry magazine

inquiry@UC Santa Cruz, our research magazine, is produced by alumni of the UCSC Science Communication Program.

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Office of Research

Supporting, fostering, and championing world-class research and academic excellence.

About UCSC

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