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The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations."

From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world.

Center for Buddhist Studies
The Center for Buddhist Studies oversees a variety of research programs, scholarly events, and outreach activities, often in collaboration with units on and off campus. Activities include a colloquium series, conferences, a visiting scholar program, a film series (with the PFA), the Numata Visiting Professorship, and the International Buddhist Film Festival (with the Buddhist Film Society).

Group in Buddhist Studies
The Group in Buddhist Studies, which is comprised of faculty from the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures, South and Southeast Asian Studies, History of Art, and Psychology offers an interdisciplinary program of study and research leading to a Ph.D. degree in Buddhist Studies.


University of California Berkeley

UC Berkeley offers myriad paths of discovery for students and scholars, and the Berkeley Academic Guide is an excellent place to begin your journey. Use the Guide to explore possible areas of study, learn about our academic programs and departments, access a wide range of resources, navigate degree requirements, plan your class schedule, and see the full breadth of academic opportunities available to you at UC Berkeley.

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