The University of California is the nation's best public university system, delivering top-notch research and innovation to California (and the world).
The University of California is the world’s leading public research university system. With 10 campuses, 5 medical centers, 3 national labs and a network of agricultural and natural research centers, the UC system includes more than 257,000 students and 1.7 million alumni living all around the world. UC also boasts over 190,000 faculty and researchers, many highly-distinguished in their fields. UC campuses are often ranked best in the world and 61 UC-affiliated faculty and researchers have won 62 Nobel Prizes, more than any other university system. However, our reach extends far beyond the classroom: UC is committed to fostering innovation, championing sustainability, being a model for educational opportunity and providing needed public services and spaces to California.
UC’s entrepreneurship ecosystem keeps California on the leading edge. Countless everyday household items—from fruit and vegetable varieties to compact fluorescent light bulbs –are based on UC discoveries. Active start-ups commercializing UC inventions have generated over $21 billion in revenue and currently employ more than 18,000 Californians. Graduate students alone create a new startup every two weeks, supporting 3,500 jobs with a total of $4.1 billion in venture funding, bringing in $520 million in annual revenue.
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