Research in the Divisions

The community of organized research activities at UC Santa Cruz is innovative and multi-disciplinary. Research activities are organized into departmental research clusters and divisional research centers and research institutes. For an alphabetical list of research unit links, you can also visit the research units page on the main campus Web site: 

Research in the Humanities

The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) was established in 1999, and serves as an umbrella for a multitude of research centers, research clusters, and multi-campus research projects. With these and other initiatives, the IHR serves as an incubator for new ideas and provides crucial support to faculty and students at every stage of the research process. 

Visit the IHR Web site

Centers and Projects in the IHR

Departmental Research Clusters

Research in Physical and Biological Sciences

UCSC researchers in the division of Physical and Biological Sciences explore our world from the smallest particles to the total universe. The problems examined impact our lives from health and the environment to developments in technology. Research is organized within formal organized research units, research centers, interdisciplinary research clusters, and individual departments.

To learn more about Physical and Biological Sciences organized research units, centers, and clusters, visit the divisional research page.

Research in the Arts

The Division of Arts directs an Arts Research Institute with the mission to enhance the national and international prominence of the arts at UCSC through publication, performance, exhibition, or curation, and to increase the quality and vitality of research and creative work in theory, scholarship, and practice in the arts.

Visit Arts Research Institute (ARI) Web site

Recent ARI faculty awards

Recent ARI Student Awards and Accomplishments

Research in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering

The research community in BSOE has a record of achievement and accomplishment in a wide array of computer science, computer engineering, genomics, applied mathematics, and materials related areas. Divisional research is organized into department level research clusters, and divisional research centers and institutes.

To learn more about departmental faculty research clusters, visit the research section of the BSOE website.

BSOE Research Labs

Information about BSOE research centers

Baskin School of Engineering Research Institutes

Research in Social Sciences

Research in the Social Sciences is organized into diverse centers of excellence, including projects focused on environmental sciences, economics, social justice, and Latino Studies among others. The division of Social Sciences also publishes a quarterly research magazine.

Social Sciences Divisional Research Centers

Social Sciences Departmental Research clusters

Research Roundup Magazine