The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, and Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the oldest of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system, and is often cited as the top public university in the United States and around the world.Exploring the world and tackling global problems have long been a key part of UC Berkeley’s traditions. A vast number of international programs ranging from study abroad opportunities to large-scale global research collaborations facilitate the work of our faculty and students. Research on various regions of the world is facilitated by nine interdisciplinary international and area studies centers and institutes. These programs support both contemporary and historical research on every region of the world, advancing the work of more than 800 affiliated faculty and visiting scholars, hundreds of graduate students and thousands of undergraduates across the campus. Find out more about Berkeley’s International & Area Studies
Faculty and researchers at UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab are also developing renewable and sustainable energy sources, advancing new technologies to help curb energy demand, understanding the implications for climate change and the environment, and formulating appropriate and timely policy responses.
Find out more about Berkeley’s work on Energy, Climate and the Environment