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.
Making an Impact
Research highlights from around campus
New models from geomorphologist Vamsi Ganti detail how major rivers will respond to changing environmental conditions
Promise and Peril
The Mellichamp Mind & Machine Intelligence Initiative presents its second annual summit, focusing on AI and healthcare
Plugged Into Bugs
UC Santa Barbara scholars examine edible insect industry with an eye toward sustainability, industrialization
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