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Having been given the tremendous opportunity to conduct research really gave me valuable experience. It allowed me to grow as a scholar and will be of vital use during my graduate studies. It will place me ahead of the curve.
- Juan G., UCSB student
Research thrives at UCSB. From nanotechnology to international studies, the campus is home to a variety of departments conducting outstanding research in a wide range of disciplines. Over half of all graduating seniors collaborate with faculty members on original research or creative projects. For a complete list of campus centers conducting ongoing research projects, visit the UC Santa Barbara
Office of Research
In 2014 UCSB was ranked as the
No. 2 public university in the world
by the Leiden Ranking for its impact on the sciences.
The campus is home to
more than 100 research units
, including 11 national centers funded by federal agencies and departments such as the National Science Foundation.
As one of only
62 institutions elected to the Association of American Universities
—a list that includes Harvard, Yale and Rutgers, to name a few—UCSB stands among the top 1.5 percent of all universities in the U.S. and Canada.
External support for research, which is considered the lifeblood of a premier research university, totaled
$165 million in the 2012-2013 school year.
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