UCLA research has generated some of the most transformative breakthroughs in modern times. From revolutionizing medical diagnostics and treatment to laying the framework to create the Internet or reshaping our understanding of the human condition, UCLA's research impact extends around the globe.
As one of the world’s top research universities, UCLA has the intellectual capital and extensive research facilities necessary to tackle society’s most challenging issues. And as a public research university, we take seriously our mission to develop solutions that improve the quality of life in our community, our country and around the world. Included among our faculty, alumni and researchers are 13 Nobel Prize winners, 12 MacArthur Fellows, a Fields medalist, two Turing Award winners, and three Pulitzer Prize winners.
The mission of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) is to encourage and foster the pursuit of high-impact scholarly research in furtherance of the overall UCLA research enterprise.