The Office of Research supports UC Santa Barbara’s status as a top-tier research institution and helps catalyze our rich culture of research, innovation and collaboration. 

At a Glance

Research facts and figures



based on UCSB technology



UCSB ranks number 6 among all public universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2021 “Best Colleges” guide, the most widely read college guide in the country. 

1 of 65

members of the Association of American Universities

UC Santa Barbara is one of only 65 research-intensive institutions in the U.S. and Canada elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, cementing its status as a higher-education leader.

Project Lifecycle

Supporting faculty from start to finish.


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Making an Impact

Research highlights from around campus

Popular Links

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