University of California, San Diego
THE UNIVERSITY OF California, San Diego (UCSD), is a public, tertiary—level educational institute located in the state of California. It is one of 10 campuses that are part of the overall University of California and is based at La Jolla on 1,200 acres of land, much of it donated by public and private organizations, next to the Pacific Ocean. UCSD enjoys a very high reputation for the quality of its faculty and student body and has been ranked among the world's leading universities for the quality of its research. At present, 12 Nobel laureates are affiliated with the university. These include George E. Palade and Renato Dulbecco, who won in the field of physiology/medicine in 1974 and 1975 respectively, and Sydney Brenner, who won in the field of medicine in 2002. Other prizes won by faculty members include National Medals of Science, the Planning ...