Research Programs

At any given time, more than 6,000 funded research programs are in progress at UCLA. Interdisciplinary Organized Research Units, research centers, institutes, and laboratories focus on key research in a specific area.

Organized Research Units

Organized Research Units (ORUs) are campuswide research programs. Members come from more than one department and usually from more than one school, college, or division. See also the ORU website.

Specialized Research Centers, Laboratories, and Institutes

Additional research centers, institutes, and laboratories advance scholarship in all fields. The breadth of research conducted on campus is reflected in diverse undertakings from behavior to computing, demography to disease, and language to politics. This sampling of current research entities offers a view into the scope of research units.

Social Sciences

Health Sciences

Engineering and Physical Sciences