Berkeley Discovery: The foundation of the student experience

At a time when higher education demands innovation, UC Berkeley is perfectly positioned to set a new standard in participatory, engaged, and inclusive learning. The Discovery Initiative aims to do just that by working to ensure that every undergraduate student has the opportunity to pursue creative, independent projects that build the foundation for brilliant careers […]

New institute brings together chemistry and machine learning to tackle climate change

Imagine a technology that could remove planet-warming emissions from smokestacks, turn moisture in the air into drinking water, and transform carbon dioxide into clean energy. A new UC Berkeley institute will bring together top machine learning and chemistry researchers to make this vision a reality, and a Bay Area foundation is providing a substantial gift […]

Light the Way: the Gateway fulfills the promise of what a place of possibility can be.

A new way to educate, discover, and accelerate impact. The Gateway fulfills the promise of what a place of possibility can be. Here, Berkeley will convene and connect brilliant faculty and students from our core disciplines of computing and data science with others across campus. With a shared purpose to improve human health, social justice, […]


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