University of California Logo – The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal , University of California , UC Berkeley , or simply Berkeley ) is a coeducational public university located in Berkeley , California . Is the matrix and the oldest of the campus of the University of California . Is recognized as the number one public university in the United States and worldwide. It is commonly confused by phonetic similarity with Berklee College of Music in Boston. Each year, more than 8,500 students receive a certificate, whether 5,500 degrees, 2,000 masters, 900 doctoral degrees and 200 doctorates in law.
In 1866 the property which is located the university was bought by Henry Durant in his goal of building a private school. Given the financial problems of Durant, he accepted the intrusion of the state of California. The result of such action was the union’s initial project with a public school that the government had promoted. In this mix came the university as it is known. The university received worldwide attention for the first time during the early and mid twentieth century, when it experienced a golden age in the physical sciences, chemical and biological weapons. Some of the most astonishing discoveries associated with the campus at that time were the discovery of fourteen chemical elements heavier than uranium and isolation of polonium . The head of the Manhattan Project , J. Robert Oppenheimer , was a professor of physics at Berkeley. Recent discoveries include the development of key technologies associated with the internet and the movement of free online software (open source). More