From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world. Berkeley is home to some of the world’s greatest minds leading more than 130 academic departments and 80 interdisciplinary research units and addressing the world’s most pertinent challenges.

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The University of California-Berkeley is the flagship institution of the University of California research universities. UC-Berkeley is the top-ranked public university in the U.S. UC-Berkeley excels in many fields, from business to chemistry.


UC-Berkeley is located in Northern California with a cool, Mediterranean climate. San Francisco is accessible at only a short distance away, and the area holds many cultural events during the year.


Near Silicon Valley, UC-Berkeley has contributed to the growth of the tech industry. Researchers have made many discoveries and innovations while at UC-Berkeley in the computer sciences and other technology-related fields.


From misty Northern California redwood forests to sun-kissed Southern California beaches, the enchanted Golden State makes Disneyland seem normal. Welcome to California.

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