In 2018, UCSD
- Received $1.2 billion in research funding (FY18) of which $686 million was in the Health Sciences.
- Was named 1st public university in the nation for research, social mobility and public service (Washington Monthly).
- 3rd in the world for high-quality research (Nature).
- #1 Golden Age university in the world (Times Higher Education).
- 100+ research centers on campus.
- Had more than 2,400 active clinical trials.
- Launched 42 new start-up companies.