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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: UC research spans the globe

Jay Keasling with kids in Nairobi

UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab chemical engineer Jay Keasling is just one example of the global reach of UC’s research. He developed a partially synthetic version of artemisinin, a chemical critical to making a life-saving antimalaria drug, which began shipping this summer to Africa. (Gabrielle Tenenbaum photo)

From addressing the Ebola outbreak in Africa to exploring aquatic environments in Antarctica, University of California researchers span the globe to serve the public and create new knowledge.

As UC President Janet Napolitano likes to say, “UC teaches for California and researches for the world.”

UC’s global reach can be seen from health to agriculture, sustainability to tech commercialization and bridge-building efforts such as the president-led UC Global Food Initiative and UC-Mexico Initiative.

UC’s global clout is reflected in its strong showing in international rankings. UC placed four campuses in the top 20 and nine in the top 150 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities and scored similarly in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

See Alec Rosenberg’s full story, which covers UC’s contributions to global health, world hunger, sustainability, tech commercialization and more.

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