University of California is a public research university system. It includes more than 280,000 students and more than 227,000 faculty and staff, with more than 2.0 million alumni living and working around the world. For almost 150 years, UC has expanded the horizons of the world. It's students, faculty, staff and alumni exchange ideas, make advancements and unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe every day. They engage with their local governments, serve California schools, protect the environment and push the boundaries of space. The faculty of the organization focuses on driving behind innovations in biotechnology, computer science, art and architecture and bring that knowledge directly to the classroom. UC was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Oakland, California. The organization seeks to expand its diverse portfolio through mergers and acquisitions.