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Professor David Kim receives 2024 Gold Shield Faculty Prize

The annual award honors a mid-career faculty member with a distinguished record of teaching, research and service.

Scientific rigor and creativity are on display during Undergraduate Research Week

Events of the week showcase students’ brilliance across disciplines. Meet some of this year’s researchers.

Youstina Labib graduation

Youstina Labib, who will graduate June 14, seeks to grow a much-needed female presence in cardiology.

The UCLA-CDU Dana Center for Neuroscience and Society

The Center unites scholars from various disciplines to work with community partners and organizations in South L.A. to re-imagine the relationship between neuroscience and the public.

2 UCLA faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

Zvi Bern, a theoretical physicist, and Leonard Kleinrock, one of the early pioneers of the internet, were recognized for their distinguished original research.

5 UCLA faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Ann Carlson, Jason Cong, Tyrone Howard, Thomas Smith and Paul Taylor are among 250 artists, scholars, scientists and leaders chosen this year.

UCLA Grad Slam winner sheds light on cerebellum’s role in autism

Melis Çakar beat out 52 other competitors and won $5,000; she will now represent UCLA at a UC-wide Grad Slam competition on May 3.

UCLA Library awards grants to nine faculty and student music projects

Funds will support new work, performances and research advancing contemporary music.

One Billion Dollars.

That’s the average amount UCLA has received to fund research projects each year since 2009-10.

UCLA research and creative activities have generated some of the most transformative breakthroughs in modern times. From revolutionizing medical diagnostics and treatment to laying the framework to create the Internet or reshaping our understanding of the human condition, UCLA's research impact extends around the globe. 

As one of the world’s top research universities, UCLA has the intellectual capital and extensive research facilities necessary to tackle society’s most challenging issues. And as a public research university, we take seriously our mission to develop solutions that improve the quality of life in our community, our country and around the world. Included among our faculty, alumni and researchers are 14 Nobel Prize winners, 13 faculty MacArthur Fellows, a Fields medalist, two Turing Award winners, and three Pulitzer Prize winners. Explore our site to learn more about us, research highlights, resources for researchers, how to engage with UCLA research and our initiatives.

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Organization of Research Enterprise

Experienced teams provide support services to enable researchers to pursue inquiries and discovery.

Learn more about the subsidiary offices that help to administer and support research and creative activities conducted at UCLA.