UC Berkeley is responsible for discovering 16 chemical elements, more than any other university in the world, and at least 66 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Berkeley – as alumni, faculty or researchers. We talk to the Chancellor when he dropped by Singapore for the Spring Reception at the Ritz Carlton.
By Farhan Shah
Established in 1868, the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is one the world’s most renowned academic institutes for producing distinguished and talented graduates.
Recently coming in at fourth spot in the 2011 Times Higher Education University Ranking, UC Berkeley continually attracts some of the brightest minds to its campus despite experiencing cuts in funding from the state of California.
We talk to Robert Joseph Birgeneau, Chancellor of UC Berkeley, and find out more about the university, its numerous collaborations with Singapore, and what he plans to do after he finishes his term.