One of the world’s premier research universities, Berkeley is known internationally as a leader in cutting-edge work in all disciplines — from mathematics and chemistry to music, architecture, and public policy. The University’s unmatched depth and breadth create an exceptionally productive research environment, one that fosters the type of multidisciplinary investigations and collaborations that create new approaches to the most-pressing global problems.
Across the campus, graduate students provide faculty with invaluable assistance and collaboration on current research projects. In addition, many are pursuing their own important research under faculty supervision. Often, graduate student researchers make significant advances in a given field, produce knowledge that has real-world applications, or lay the foundation for a major breakthrough that will come later in their careers.