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Company Overview of University of California Berkeley

Company Overview

University of California–Berkeley is an educational university offering graduate and undergraduate programs. It offers more than 300 degree programs in areas such as art, aerospace, applied science and technology, business, biophysics, biology, chemistry, creative writing, German, geology, journalism, law, linguistics, statistics, and sociology. The university is based in Berkeley, California. It has endowment assets worth $1.95 billion.

Berkeley, CA 94720

United States

Phone:

510-642-6000

Key Executives for University of California Berkeley

Chancellor
Age: 71
Dean of International and Area Studies
Head of Research Facility
Dean of College of Chemistry
Adjunct Professor and Director of Research at the Center for Risk Management Research
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

University of California Berkeley Key Developments

UC Berkeley Promotes Helena Weiss-Duman to Deputy Director of External Relations and Advancement Marketing Communications

UC Berkeley promoted Helena Weiss-Duman to deputy director of external relations and advancement marketing communications.

University of California Berkeley Presents at Global Emerging Markets Investor Conference - The Great Debates, Oct-11-2014 10:45 AM

University of California Berkeley Presents at Global Emerging Markets Investor Conference - The Great Debates, Oct-11-2014 10:45 AM. Venue: The Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States. Speakers: Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics.

Hitachi, Ltd. Begins Joint Research with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Michigan, and The University of California, Berkeley Targeting Resource-Renewable Boiling Water Reactors

Hitachi Ltd. announced that they have begun joint research with three American universities - the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Michigan (U-M), and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) - aimed at using Transuranium Elements as fuel, and the development of Resource-renewable Boiling Water Reactors (RBWRs) that enable the effective use of uranium resources. Through this joint research, Hitachi plans to evaluate the performance and safety of RBWRs, which is being developed by Hitachi and Hitachi GE Nuclear Energy Ltd., and to study plans for testing with a view toward practical applications with each university. As one solution to this challenge, Hitachi has undertaken the development of RBWRs based on Boiling Water Reactor technologies, which already have an extensive track record of applications in commercial nuclear reactors. RBWRs could potentially use TRUs separated and refined from spent fuel as fuel along with uranium. Although RBWRs use new core fuel concepts to burn TRUs, they use the same non-core components as current Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs), including safety systems and turbines. As such, RBWRs are unique in that extensive experience accumulated through the application of BWRs can be leveraged to achieve efficient nuclear fission in TRUs. In this next stage of joint research, utilizing the knowledge and insights acquired through the previous stage, and applying the more accurate analysis methods developed by MIT, U-M, and UCB, Hitachi will continue to evaluate the safety and performance of the new reactors, and will study plans for tests with a view toward practical applications.

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