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About the Office of Research Affairs

research support chartAs one of the world's top public research universities, UC San Diego is home to renowned faculty, dedicated staff and motivated students passionate about using research as a foundation to make the planet healthier and improve the lives of people around the globe.

For each of the past nine years, UC San Diego has earned more than $1 billion in research funding—more than a quarter of the university's total budget.

Research Affairs supports the campus's ambitious research goals with high-quality expertise and services. It is comprised of support, compliance and academic research. This includes everything from managing contracts and grants to facilitating government relations and international outreach; from spurring innovation and commercialization to supporting postdoctoral scholars.

We do all this and more to support UC San Diego's goal of giving the best and the brightest the tools they need to change the world.

Fast Facts

  • $1.2 billion in research funding (FY18)
  • 1st public university in the nation for research, social mobility and public service (Washington Monthly, 2018)
  • 3rd in the world for high-quality research (Nature, 2018)
  • #1 "Golden Age" university in the world (Times Higher Education, 2017)
  • 100+ research centers on campus