Research overview

At Berkeley, we address the biggest challenges of the day to create a better world. From robotic legs to the origins of the universe, research at Berkeley crosses disciplines and illuminates new ideas.

Research programs

Browse a complete list of research programs available at Berkeley. From academic departments to remote field stations, research is at the heart of life at Berkeley.

Faculty expertise database


Ranked the No. 1 public research university library in North America, the Berkeley library system includes three main libraries, 18 subject-specialty libraries, and 11 affiliated libraries with special collections. The holdings include more than 10 million book volumes.

Undergraduate research

Find out about research opportunities with campus faculty, or start a research project that combines your classroom learning and particular interests.

Museums and collections

Berkeley’s museum collections include materials that document the cultural, biological and physical diversity of California and other world regions and cultures. Subject specialties range from anthropology to zoology.


Browse working papers, journals and other publications from Berkeley’s academic and research units.

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