The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public research university located in La Jolla, California. Established in 1960, it is part of the University of California system and is known for its rigorous academic programs, cutting-edge research, and oceanfront campus. UC San Diego is particularly renowned for its contributions to science and engineering, with a strong emphasis on biomedical research, oceanography, and computer science. The university operates several prestigious institutes, including the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It consistently ranks among the top universities in the United States and globally, attracting a diverse student body from across the world. UCSD’s commitment to innovation, collaboration, and public service makes it a leader in addressing complex societal challenges.