Distinguished Honors held by UCSC faculty
Reputation for Excellence: In its 50 years, UC Santa Cruz has earned national and international recognition for quality research and world-class teaching. Faculty include two of the University of California’s honored University Professors, 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 12 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 35 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Recognition of outstanding research has resulted in steady increases in contracts, grants, and private funding across all five divisions. UCSC faculty and researchers have received more than $100 million annually in external funding over the past five years, totaling nearly $1 billion in 10 years.