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University of California Berkeley

The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would “contribute even more than California’s gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations.”


UC Berkeley has a long legacy of innovations and leaders that have created groundbreaking products, revolutionary companies, and entirely new industries. The university plays a critical role in California’s economy and the contributions of our entrepreneurs have a global reach.

Berkeley is a leader in health research across a variety of disciplines and fields. Whether it is through breakthroughs in the laboratory, translational impacts in communities, or informing policy, Berkeley researchers are at the forefront. The multidisciplinary approach to health research at Berkeley is rooted in strong collaborations across departments and with researchers in clinical and community settings in the Bay Area, across California, and around the world. Berkeley’s strengths in data science, engineering, genomics, drug development, public health and policy help solve some of the most pressing health concerns of today.