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Berkeley Global Campus

The UC Berkeley Global Engagement web portal is designed to share information on the broad range of activities that tie UC Berkeley to the world. From study abroad opportunities to multi-lateral research collaborations, global engagement is a driving force in faculty and student life. This portal aims to assist Berkeley's faculty, staff and students find the tools and resources they need to bring Berkeley to the world and the world to Berkeley.

The Global Engagement web portal is maintained by the Global Engagement Office. For more information on our office and contact information, click the About tab.

The Global Engagement Office (GEO) facilitates and coordinates UC Berkeley's global engagement, from individual research to institutional collaborations.

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Richmond Field Station

Located on the San Francisco Bay seven miles northwest of the central campus of University of California, Berkeley, the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay (BGC) is an off-site academic facility used primarily for large-scale engineering research since 1950. The 170-acre property, formerly known as The Richmond Field Station, consists of 100-acres of uplands with the remainder being marsh or bay lands.

The Berkeley Global Campus property currently accommodates a range of research and resource conservation values. With more than 500,000 assignable square feet of research space, the site houses one of the world's largest earthquake shaking tables, a regional laboratory for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the 7.7 million volume Northern Regional Library Facility which serves as an archive for lesser used books for four other UC campuses.

The open areas of the campus are also prized for their research and habitat value. The site contains one of the largest and best preserved remaining areas of native coastal grasslands that were once prevalent throughout the Bay Area. The adjacent stands of eucalyptus provide a home for wintering monarch butterflies and nesting raptors. The bay marsh and mudflats provide additional habitat for a variety of flora and fauna as well as an opportunity for the Berkeley campus to use these areas for teaching and research.




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