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University of California, Berkeley

00:02:55 1 History
00:08:39 1.1 Name
00:09:27 1.2 Controversies
00:11:29 2 Academics
00:13:21 2.1 Undergraduate programs
00:15:23 2.2 Graduate and professional programs
00:17:02 2.3 Faculty and research
00:18:08 2.4 Library system
00:19:52 2.5 Rankings and reputation
00:20:38 2.5.1 Global
00:21:48 2.5.2 National
00:23:03 3 Discoveries and innovation
00:23:19 3.1 Natural sciences
00:26:11 3.2 Computer and applied sciences
00:28:14 3.3 Companies and entrepreneurship
00:30:19 4 Campus
00:32:59 4.1 Architecture
00:35:16 4.2 Natural features
00:36:41 4.3 Environmental record
00:37:43 5 Organization and administration
00:39:47 5.1 Funding
00:43:45 5.1.1 Financial aid and scholarship programs
00:44:16 6 Admissions and enrollment
00:45:46 7 Student life and traditions
00:49:26 7.1 Student housing
00:49:53 7.1.1 University housing
00:52:13 7.1.2 Cooperative housing
00:54:06 7.1.3 Fraternities and sororities
00:54:26 7.2 Student-run organizations
00:54:36 7.2.1 Student government
00:56:03 7.2.2 Communications media
00:57:35 7.2.3 Student groups
01:03:54 7.3 Athletics
01:07:16 7.3.1 California – Stanford rivalry
01:08:12 7.3.2 National championships
01:08:39 8 Notable alumni, faculty, and staff
01:09:14 8.1 Faculty
01:10:45 8.2 Alumni
01:29:47 9 See also
01:30:11 10 Notes and references
01:30:21 11 Further reading and viewing
01:32:09 12 External links

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The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) is a top-ranked public research university in the United States. Located in the city of Berkeley, it was founded in 1868, and serves as the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. Berkeley has since grown to instruct over 40,000 students in approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs covering numerous disciplines.Berkeley is one of the 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities, with $789 million in R&D expenditures in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. Today, Berkeley maintains close relationships with three United States Department of Energy National Laboratories—Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory—and is home to many institutes, including the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Space Sciences Laboratory. Through its partner institution University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Berkeley also offers a joint medical program at the UCSF Medical Center.As of October 2018, Berkeley alumni, faculty members and researchers include 107 Nobel laureates, 25 Turing Awards winners, and 14 Fields Medalists. They have also won 9 Wolf Prizes, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 14 Pulitzer Prizes and 207 Olympic medals (117 gold, 51 silver and 39 bronze). In 1930, Ernest Lawrence invented the cyclotron at Berkeley, based on which UC Berkeley researchers along with Berkeley Lab have discovered or co-discovered 16 chemical elements of the periodic table – more than any other university in the world. During the 1940s, Berkeley physicist J. R. Oppenheimer, the “Father of the Atomic Bomb”, led the Manhattan project to create the first atomic bomb. In the 1960s, Berkeley was particularly noted for the Free Speech Movement as well as the Anti-Vietnam War Movement led by its students. In the 21st century, Berkeley has become one of the leading universities in producing entrepreneurs and its alumni have founded a large number of companies worldwide.Berkeley is often ranked as a top-ten university in the world and as the top public university in the United States. For 2017–18, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Berkeley 5th in the world. Berkeley also ranks 6th internationally in the CWUR World University Rankings. It is additionally ranked 4th in the world by U.S. News & World Report. Berkeley is ra …


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