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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee joined the ranks of top U.S. doctoral universities in February, when it became one of only 115 universities nationwide to receive the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the gold standard for assessment.

One of only two public, doctoral research universities in Wisconsin, UWM is a living laboratory of engaged research, entrepreneurship and innovation. Its research - both basic and applied - is critical to the Milwaukee region and beyond. It encompasses the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences and professions, making UWM a knowledge factory with a global reach.

By the numbers
$62 million in research expenditures in 2014-15
40 patents
9 companies generated by UWM's startup culture since 2006
33 doctoral and 64 master's degree programs
27 Distinguished Professors

Serious Academics

Graduate Programs
From the international search for gravitational waves to the formation of public water policy, join expert faculty in exploring some of the most talk-about research today.
Undergraduate Research
Pick a faculty mentor and get started applying all that classroom knowledge.

Research Connections

UWM Research Foundation
As the manager of UWM intellectual property, the UWMRF also stimulates research funding and facilitates corporate research-based partnerships.
Office of Research
Industry Ties
To accelerate discovery, UWM has formed alliances to strengthen the area's industry clusters.

Read About Our Research

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Annual Research Report
The year's most intriguing ideas and faculty stars come to life in this collection of articles from across campus.
Research News Wire

Keep up with the latest news, coverage and video from UWM's research endeavors.

Experts Directory

Distinguished Professors

UWM Distinguished Professors

With remarkable productivity and international reputations, these faculty are recognized leaders in their respective fields.