UC Santa Barbara scholars create new knowledge and make discoveries with wide-ranging impact. Our highly-cited research contributes to the global academic community. UC Santa Barbara’s 10 centers and institutes yield important insights and advances. We are grateful to live, learn, and work in a beautiful environment full of brilliant minds. Over half of students work with faculty on research projects. In every discipline and at every level, our scholars grapple with the colossal questions that challenge society.
Like our researchers, UC Santa Barbara supporters approach the world with ingenuity and intrigue. We invite you to explore UC Santa Barbara’s comprehensive slate of research and creative activities. Ignite your imagination! What ideas can you help advance?