About University of California, Berkeley:

The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) is a public research university in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. Berkeley has since grown to instruct over 40,000 students in approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs covering a wide range of disciplines. Berkeley is one of the 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities, with $789 million in R&D expenditures in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. Today, Berkeley maintains close relationships with three United States Department of Energy National Laboratories—Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory—and is home to many institutes, including the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Space Sciences Laboratory. Through its partner institution University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Berkeley also offers a joint medical program at the UCSF Medical Center. As of August 2018, Berkeley alumni, faculty members and researchers include 104 Nobel laureates, 25 Turing Awards winners, and 14 Fields Medalists. They have also won 9 Wolf Prizes, 45 MacArthur Fellowships,20 Academy Awards, 14 Pulitzer Prizes and 207 Olympic medals (117 gold, 51 silver and 39 bronze). In 1930, Ernest Lawrence invented the cyclotron at Berkeley, based on which UC Berkeley researchers along with Berkeley Lab have discovered or co-discovered 16 chemical elements of the periodic table – more than any other university in the world. During the 1940s, Berkeley physicist J. R. Oppenheimer, the "Father of the Atomic Bomb", led the Manhattan project to create the first atomic bomb. In the 1960s, Berkeley was particularly noted for the Free Speech Movement as well as the Anti-Vietnam War Movement led by its students. In the 21st century, Berkeley has become one of the leading universities in producing entrepreneurs and its alumni have founded a large number of companies worldwide.



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 4 4 4 4 54 5 4 4 4 3 6 7
Engineering 1 2 2 2 2 2 5 5 7 8 12 17
Life Sciences 20 21 22 21 20 19 19 20 20 23 24 26
Medicine 129 129 151 134 144 141 164 164 172 168 180 188
Natural Sciences 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
Social Sciences 9 10 9 10 8 10 12 11 12 12 10 12

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 60 54 54 79 92 113 96 115 132
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 7
Chemical Engineering 26 22 21 19 19 16 15 17 24 40
Chemistry 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 7
Civil Engineering 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 7 11
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 201
Computer Science 3 2 2 1 3 5 11 13 16 27
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 3
Electrical Engineering 2 2 2 3 6 9 13 14 16 20
Environment / Ecology - 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3
Geosciences 5 5 5 5 6 7 8 8 11 12
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 113
Materials Science 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 11 14
Mathematics 2 2 2 1 1 5 5 4 4 5
Mechanical Engineering 7 10 11 11 15 25 34 34 53 70
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 21
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 25
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 47
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 159 172 120 97 97 115 109 150
Physics 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Plant & Animal Science - 7 13 11 11 12 13 11 12 14
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 48
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 21
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 3