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University of California, Los Angeles

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 33
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 15

History

  • On May 23, 1919, the merge of the Los Angeles Normal School with the University of California saw the establishment of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as the southern branch of the University of California.
  • UCLA was formally elevated to co-equal status with UC Berkeley in 1951.
  • This era also secured UCLA's position as a university in its own right and not simply a branch of the UC system.
  • In 1960, Dr. Willard F. Libby, professor of Chemistry, won the first Nobel Prize for science given to a UCLA faculty member, for developing radiocarbon dating.
  • In 1981, the UCLA Medical Center made history when an assistant professor named Michael Gottlieb first diagnosed an unknown affliction later to be called AIDS.

Address

University of California, Los Angeles, 675 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States