UC Berkeley: mapa de investigación

En este post encontraréis un mapa de la investigación en UC Berkeley. El mapa parte de la estructura de colleges y schools para, a partir de ahí, extraer los diferentes departamentos, programas, áreas de investigación, infraestructuras y centros de investigación a los que se puede acceder en UC Berkeley. Creo que puede servir de guía para entender cómo funciona esta universidad y, además, servir de guía para alguien que esté interesado en hacer una estancia en UC Berkeley.

La diversidad organizacional que caracteriza a las universidades norteamericanas se replica a nivel interno en una institución como UC Berkeley. Aunque a primera vista podría parecer que la investigación en UC Berkeley se realiza a través de departamentos, institutos, centros de investigación y museos, la situación es mucho más compleja. UC Berkeley, según cifras del año 2015, cuenta con 1.620 profesores a tiempo completo y 616 profesores a tiempo parcial que organizan su investigación alrededor de más de 170 “academic departments” y 80 “interdisciplinary research units”.

La autonomía que tiene el investigador para organizar esta actividad es bastante alta. Un investigador puede formar parte de una estructura grande como podría ser un centro de investigación, al mismo tiempo es miembro de un departamento desde el que puede ejercer la actividad investigadora. También puede organizar pequeñas estructuras llamadas “labs”. Estas últimas se forman normalmente alrededor de un profesor de UC Berkeley junto con el grupo de estudiantes de doctorado y postdocs que trabajan con él. Ejemplos de este tipo de estructuras se pueden encontrar haciendo click aquí.

Los centros de investigación e institutos los denomina, de manera genérica, “interdisciplinary research units“.  Hay más de 100 unidades de este tipo. Sin embargo existe una categoría especial llamada “organized research unit” que está definida en los estatutos de la Universidad de California como “un grupo mutidisciplinar de profesores y estudiantes de una misma universidad o de varias universidades dedicada a la investigación y con instalaciones y personal propio”. El objetivo fundamental es promover la multidisciplinariedad, por eso dependen directamente del rectorado a través del Vice Chancellor for Research y es el Chancellor el que nombra al director de la organised research unit en el caso de estar ubicada en una única universidad, o la Presidente si está ubicada en varias universidades. UC Berkeley cuenta con un total de 41 unidades de este tipo.

Organized Research Units

Además de las organized research units, están las interdisciplinary research units, que son estructuras de investigación en las que participan diferentes colleges y departamentos. Este es el caso, por ejemplo, del Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, en el que participan 3 colleges, 2 schools y un programa.

UC Berkeley research center participated

Finalmente se añade un tercer grupo denominado “affiliated research units” que está formado por estructuras de investigación ajenas a la universidad en las que participan también los profesores de la universidad.

La universidad está organizada bajo la estructura clásica de “colleges” y “schools”, con un total de 14 unidades de este tipo, de las cuales 5 son colleges y 9 schools. Tanto colleges como schools organizan los programas docentes, centrándose las schools principalmente en los programas para graduados y los colleges en los undergrads y los graduados. En temas de investigación la diferencia principal entre las schools y los colleges es que las schools no parecen implicarse como estructura en la investigación colaborativa, más allá de la que los profesores afiliados a la school hacen a título individual. Sin embargo los colleges se organizan en departamentos, sumando un total de 170 departamentos en toda la universidad, desde los cuales los profesores hacen investigación. Además los departamentos acogen algunas infraestructuras de investigación. Los departamentos, los colleges y las schools imparten programas de diferente nivel. En los tres casos existen programas dirigidos a graduados. Los programas que se imparten desde los departamentos son también programas de los colleges, mientras que los que se imparten por las schools son sólo de las schools. Los programas encaminados a la obtención del título de doctor también están vinculados con la actividad investigadora de UC Berkeley Hay que tener también en cuenta que las research units también pueden impartir programas.

Respecto a las instalaciones de investigación, lo que se conocen como “research facilities”, algunas están ubicadas y gestionadas por departamentos, pero otras son independientes y están a disposición de toda la comunidad universitaria.

Bueno, para intentar aclarar todo esto he preparado un mapa de investigación de UC Berkeley, donde se pueden encontrar prácticamente todas las áreas de investigación de la universidad y su vinculación con departamentos, colleges, schools y research centers.

UC Berkeley Research Map

La versión navegable de este mapa de investigación se puede consultar a continuación o haciendo click aquí:

UC Berkeley Research Map

College of Chemistry

 Academic departments

  Department of Chemistry

   Analytical and bioanalytical

   Theoretical

   Green chemistry

   Materials, Polymers and nanoscience

   Nuclear

   Inorganic and organometallic

   Physical

   Atmospheric

   Chemical Biology

   Organic

  Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

   Bioengineering

   Polymers and soft materials

   Catalysis and reaction engineering

   Environmental engineering

   Microelectronics processing and MEMS

   Theory, multiscale modeling and computer simulation

   Electrochemical engineering

 Research facilities

  x_ray facility

  Molecular graphics and computation

  QB3/Mass Spectrometry

  The Micronalytical

  The NMR

 Centers and Institutes

  Berkeley Catalysis Center

  Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

  Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

  Berkeley Nanotechnology Club

  Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation

  Berkeley Stem Cell Center

  Center for Computational Biology

  Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society

  California Institute of Quantitative Biosciences

  Energy biosciences institute

  Energy frontier research center on gas separations

  Joint Bioenergy Institute

  Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis

  Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

  Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center

  Synthetic Biology Institute

College of Engineering

 Academic Departments

  Bioengineering

   Cell and Tissue Engineering

   Bioinstrumentation

   Biomaterials and nanotechnology

   Computational Biology

   Systems and Synthetic Biology

  Civil and Environmental Engineering

   Topics

    Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate

    Environmental Engineering

    Engineering and Project Management

    GeoSystems

    Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

    Systems

    Transportation Engineering

   Research Laboratories

    Structures Laboratory

    Water Quality Laboratory

  Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

   Divisions

    EE Division

    CS Division

   Topics

    Artificial Intelligence

    Computer Architecture and Engineering

    Biosystems and Computational Biology

    Control, Intelligent Systems and Robotics

    Communications and Networking

    Database Management Systems

    Design, Modeling and Analysis

    Education

    Energy

    Graphics

    Human-Computer Interaction

    Integrated Circuits

    Micro/Nano Electromechanical systems

    Operating Systems and Networking

    Physical Electronics

    Programming Systems

    Scientific Computing

    Security

    Signal Processing

    Theory

   Research Centers and Labs

    Algorithms and Specializers for Provably Optimal Implementations with Resilience and Efficie (ASPIRE)

    Algorithms, Machines, and People Laboratory (AMP)

    Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (BAIR)

    Berkeley Audio-visual Signal processing and Communication Systems (BASiCS)

    Berkeley Automation Sciences Lab

    Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM)

    Berkeley Computer Animation & Modeling Group (B-CAM)

    Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS)

    Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)

    Berkeley Institute for Performance Studies (BIPS)

    Berkeley Institute of Design (BID)

    Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering

    Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS)

    Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center (BQIC)

    Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

    Berkeley Vision and Learning Center (BVLC)

    Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC)

    Biomimetic Millisystems Lab

    California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE)

    Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics (Cal-MR)

    Center for Cell Control (CCC)

    Center for Computational Biology (CCB)

    Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S)

    Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR)

    Center for Functional Imaging

  Engineering Science

  Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

   Areas

    Control Theory

    Optimization and Algorithms

    Energy systems

    Supply Chain Management

    Stochastic modeling and simulation

    Healthcare Systems Enginering

    Financial and Market Engineering

    Robotics and automation

    Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Engineering Management

   Current projects

  Material Sciences and Engineering

   Topics

    Biomaterials

    Chemical and Electronical Materials

    Computational Materials

    Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials

    Structural Materials

   Facilities

  Mechanical Engineering

   Topics

    Major field areas

     Biomechanical Engineering

     Controls

     Design

     Dynamics

     Energy Science and Technology

     Fluids

     Manufacturing

     Materials

     Mechanics

     MEMS/Nano

     Ocean Engineering

    Research focus areas

     Biomechanical engineering and health

     Controls and dynamics of complex systems

     Energy science and technology

     Green and sustainable technologies

     Micro and nano engineering

    Laboratories

    Centers

  Nuclear Engineering

   Topics

    Applied Nuclear Physics

    Bionuclear and Radiological Physics

    Computational Methods

    Energy Systems and the Environment

    Ethics and the Impact of Technology on Society

    Fission Reactor Design

    Fuel Cycles and Radioactive Waste

    Laser, Particle Beam, and Plasma Technologies

    Nonproliferation

    Nuclear Materials and Chemistry

    Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics

    Plasma & Fusion Science and Technology

    Risk, Safety, and Large-Scale Systems Analysis

   Research Facilities

 Centers and Institutes

  Information Technology and Sciences

   AMPLab: Algorithms, Machines and People

   Berkeley Institute for Data and Science

   Berkeley Wireless Research Center

   Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society

   Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

   Wireless Foundations

  Smart and Secure Infrastructure

   Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems

   Institute of Transportation Studies

   Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology

   Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

   SWARM Lab

   TerraSwarm Research Center

   Team for Research in Ubiquitious Secure Technology

  Health and bioscience

   Berkeley Stem Cell Center

   Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses

   Center for Interdisciplinary Bio-Inspiration in Education and Research

   Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

   California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

   Syntethic Biology Engineering Research Center

   Synthethic Biology Institute

  Energy and Environment

   Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

   Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute

   Berkeley Water Center

   Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science

   Cool Climate Network

   Center for Research in Energy Systems Transformation

   Energy Biosciences Institute

   Joint BioEnergy Institute

   Nuclear Sciences and Security Consortium

   Renewable and Appropriate Energly Laboratory

  Development Engineering

   Blum Center for Developing Economies

   Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions

  Design and manufacturing

   Berkeley Center for New Media

   Berkeley Institute of Design

   Consortium of Green Design and Manufacturing

   Jacobs Institute for Design and Innovation

  Microscale and nanoscale

   Berkeley nanosciences and nanoengineering insitute

   Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center

  Educating leaders

   Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

   Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

 Affiliated research units

  Intel Reseach Berkeley

  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 &nnbsp;Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 Facilities

  Berkeley Research Computing

  Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center

  CITRIS Invention Lab

  Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory

College of Environmental Design

 Centers and Institutes

  Center for Environmental Design Research

  Institute of Urban and Regional Development

  Cal Design Lab

 Resources

  Environmental Design Library

  Environmental Design Archives

  Visual Resources Center

 Topics

  Architechture

  City + Regional planning

  Landscape architecture + environmentla planning

  Urban design

  Sustainable environmental design

 Academic Departments

  Architecture

  City + Regional Planning

  Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning

College of Letters and Science

 Division of Arts and Humanities

  Academic Departments

   Art history

   Art practice

   Classics

   Comparative Literature

   East Asian Languages and Cultures

   English

   Film and Media

   French

   German

   Italian Studies

   Music

   Near Eastern Studies

   Philosophy

   Rhetoric

   Scandinavian

   Slavic Languages and Literatures

   South and Southeast Asian Studies

   Spanish and Portuguese

   Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

  Centers

   Arts Research Center

   Berkeley Language Center

   Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center

   Center for New Music and Audio Technologies

   Towsend Center for the Humanities

  Programs

   Ancient History and Mediterranean Archeology

   Budhist Studies

   Celtic Studies

   Dutch Studies

   Medieval Studies

   Romance Language and Literature

 Division of BIological Sciences

  Academic Departments

   Integrative Biology

    Affiliated Centers

     California biodiversity center

     Center for Interdisciplinary Bio-inspiration in Education and Research

     Center for Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry

     Human Evolution Research Center

     Center for Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics

    Individual faculty member labs

    Research facilities

     Bodega Marine Laboratory

     Cancer Research Laboratory

     The Center for Stable Isotope Biochemistry

     Electron Microscope Laboratory

     The Field Station for Behavioral Research

     Jane Gray Research Greenhouse

     Gump Biological Research Station

     Human Evolution Research Center

     The Richmond Field Station

     UC Natural Reserve System

   Molecular Cell and Biology

    Divisions

     Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

     Division of Cell and Developmental Biology

     Division of Neurobiology

     Division of Genetics, Genomics and Development

     Division of Inmunology and Pathogenesis

    Group on Development and regenerative biology

    Individual faculty member labs

   Physical Education Program

  Resources

   MCB: Barker/Koshland DNA Sequencing Facility

   MCB: Barker/Koshland Shop Facility

   MCB: Barker/Koshland Storeroom

   MCB: LSA Storeroom

   MCB: Stanley Stockroom

 Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  Academic departments

   Astronomy

   Earth and Planetary Science

   Mathematics

   Physics

   Statistics

  Resources

   Astronomy Computing Facility

   Berkeley Atmospherics Science Center

   Center for Integrative Planetary Science

   Earth and Planetary Science Shops

   Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics Education

   Physics Shops

   Radio Astronomy Laboratory

   Seismological Laboratory

   Statistics Laboratory

   Theoretical Astrophysics Center

 Division of Social Sciences

  Academic Departments

   African American Studies

   Anthropology

   Demography

   Economics

   Ethnic Studies

   Gender and Women’s Studies

   Geography

   History

   Linguistics

   Charles and Louis Travers Department of Political Science

   Psychology

   Sociology

  Related Research Units

   Archeologycal Research Facility

   Beatrice Bain M. Research Group

   Cartography and GIS education Lab

   Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

   Field Station for the Study of Behaviour, Ecology and Reproduction

   Graduate Group in Folklore

   Hearst Museum of Antropology

   Office of History of Science and Technology

   Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences

   Institute for Governmental Studies

   Institute of Human Development

   Institute of Personality and Social Research

   Psychology Clinic

   UC Berkeley Social Science Matriz

College of Natural Resources

 Research Centers

  Berkeley food institute

  Berkeley Water Center

  Center for Fire Research and Outreach

  Center for Diversified Farming Systems

  Center for Effective Global Action

  Center for Forestry

  Center for Green Chemistry

  The energy biosciences institute

  Plant Gene Expression Center

 Research Facilities

  Biological imaging facility

  Energy Biosciences Institute

  Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy Facility

  Geospatial Innovation Facility

  Oxford Facilities Unit,

 Academic Departments

  Agriculture and Resource Economics

  Environmental Science, Policy and Management

   Topics

    Biosphere: The Critical Zone

    Biodiversity and the Dynamic Environment

    Stewardship & Environmental Change

    Humanity & Future Earth

   Research sites

    ESPM Environmental Genomics Lab

    Berkeley Forests

    Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station

    UC Natural Reserve System

   Research Centers

    Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center

    Berkeley Institute for the Environment

    Berkeley Water Center

    Center for Ecosystem Measurement, Monitoring and Modeling

    Center for Biological Control

    Center for Fire Research and Outreach

    Center for Forestry

    Geographic Information Science Center

    Science, Technology and Society Center

   Research Facilities

    Biological Imaging Facility

    Geospatial Innovation Facility

    Oxford Trackt Greenhous Facility

    Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Facility

   Research Collections

    Berkeley National History Museums

  Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

   Research Focus

    Metabolic Regulation

    Nutritional Genetics /Genomics

    Vitamins and Minerals

    Metabolism based diseases

    Phytochemicals / Carcinogenesis

    Endocrinology / Neuroscience

   Graduate groups

    Metabolic biology

    Molecular toxicology

  Plant and Microbial Biology

   Research Focus

    Evolutionary Biology

    Plant-Microbe Interactions

    Drought

    Epigenetics

    Circadian Clock

    Plant Signaling

    Phytoremediation

    Biomineralization

    Virology

    Big Data

    Photosynthesis

    Feed the World

    Biofuels

    Fungi

   Faculty Labs

Schools

 School of Public Health

  Centers and programs

 School of Social Welfare

  Research areas

   Systems of Care for Children, Families, Elderly

   Behavioral Health and Prevention /Intervention

   Community, Organizational and Policy Development

   Violence and Victimization

   Health and Healthcare Disparities

   Race, Class and Gender

 School of Public Policy

  Featured research

  Centers

   Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement

   Center on Governing and Investing on the Future

   Center for Environmental Public Policy

 School of Optometry

  Berkeley Vision Science Group

  Research

  Vision Science Research Program

  Clinical Research Center

 Haas School of Business

  Academic groups

   Accounting

   Business and Public Policy

   Economic Analysis and Policy

   Finance

   Management of Organizations

   Marketing

   Operations and Information Technology Management

   Real Estate

  Other

   Berkeley MBA for Executives Program

   Center for Responsible Business

   Center for Social Sector Leadership

   Entrepreneurship

   Executive Fellows

   Graduate Program in Health Management

   Master of Financial Engineering

 Graduate School of Education

  Research Centers

   Berkeley Evealuation and Assessment Research Center

   Policy Analysis for California Education

  Research Projects

 School of Law

  Centers and Institutes

   Berkeley Center for Law Business and the Economy

   Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

   Center for Law, Energy and the Environment

   Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

   The Center for the Study of Law and Society

   California Constitution Center

   Korea Law Center

   Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice

   Human Rights Center

   Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

   The Institute for Legal Research

   The Honorable G. William and Ariadna Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

   Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs

   The Election Administration Research Center

   Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

  Feaured research

   Tracking Judicial Ideology

   Tax Law’s Leading Scholar

   Notice and Takedown

   Napa’s rise to Wine Glory

   The New Economic Freedom

   Race and Economic Jeopardy for All

   War Crimes

   The revolutionary war

   On War and Democracy

   The Dispute Tree

  Resources

   Statewide Database

 Graduate School of Journalism

 School of Information

  Research Areas

   Computer mediated communication

   Data Science

   Design

   Entrepreneurship

   Human-computer interaction

   Information Economics

   Information Organization

   Information Policy

   Information Retrieval and Search

   Information Visualization

   Law

   Management

   Privacy

   Security

   Social and Cultural Studies

   Technology for Developing Regions

   User Experience Research

  Publications

  Research projects

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