University of California/San Diego

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Group.png University of California/San Diego  
University of California, San Diego seal.png
FormationNovember 18, 1960
HeadquartersSan Diego, California, USA
Type• public
• land-grant
• research
Sponsored byCarnegie Corporation
One of the most prestigious universities in the world. High research activity.

For the public California State University school, see San Diego State University. For the private school, see University of San Diego

The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public land-grant research university in San Diego, California. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is the southernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California, and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling 33,343 undergraduate and 9,533 graduate students. The university occupies 2,178 acres (881 ha) near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with the main campus resting on approximately 1,152 acres (466 ha).[1] UCSD is one of the most prestigious universities in the world.[2]

UC San Diego consists of twelve undergraduate, graduate and professional schools as well as seven undergraduate residential colleges.[3] The university operates 19 organized research units as well as eight School of Medicine research units, six research centers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and two multi-campus initiatives.[4] UC San Diego is also closely affiliated with several regional research centers, such as the Salk Institute, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, and the Scripps Research Institute.


Carnegie CorporationEstablished by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, with large grants especially to form the education sector. Lots of grants to "security" think tanks too.


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