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The Science

The University of California, Berkeley and the University of California at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory propose to locate future research facilities at the site currently known as the Richmond Field Station in Richmond, California. The purpose of the proposed campus is to build upon the University of California’s record of accomplishment in providing long-term societal benefits through discovery and the advancement of knowledge. UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s goals for the Richmond Bay Campus are:

  1. Advance LBNL and UC Berkeley’s tradition of world class science by expanding their strong partnership to the cooperative development of the new campus, in order to augment accomplishments and contributions of both institutions in the fields of human health, the economy, energy, and the environment.

  2. Create a premiere research campus as a base for building partnerships on a physically attractive and open site supporting and complementing the teaching, research, and public service programs of UC Berkeley and LBNL.

  3. Provide sufficient research, education, and support expansion space to foster synergy and collaboration within and across disciplines and institutions in both the public and private sectors.

  4. Catalyze new discoveries, economic revitalization, and community vibrancy by facilitating inspiration along the full spectrum of the research and development enterprise and fostering connectivity with the surrounding community.