The process of creating knowledge is at the center of economic and social vitality. It’s also a key part of UWM’s mission as one of only two public research universities in Wisconsin.
Offering the largest number of doctoral degree programs in the metro area, UWM is training the next generation of innovators, while also working to take our discoveries to the marketplace.
- By the numbers
- $59 million in research expenditures in 2011-12
- 3 startup companies launched from UWM research
- 15 license agreements on UWM patents
- 33 doctoral and 53 masters degree programs
- 24 Distinguished Professors
- 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.
- UWM Research Foundation
- As the manager of UWM intellectual property, the UWMRF also stimulates research funding and facilitates corporate research-based partnerships. View the Research Foundation Annual Report
- Industry Ties
- To accelerate discovery, UWM has formed alliances to strengthen the area’s industry clusters.
With remarkable productivity and international reputations, these faculty are recognized leaders in their respective fields.
These scholars make outstanding contributions in areas of emerging economic significance to Wisconsin, and are supported by industry.
We’re expanding our footprint
and our capabilities
UWM is expanding beyond its 104-acre Kenwood campus. Campus expansion plans now underway will provide research and academic space to put more UWM faculty, scientists and students to work near areas of need, and next door to our industry and community partners. More information
A network of UWM centers, institutes and laboratories help translate discovery into practice. They act as points of expertise that attract other scholars, the public and the private sector, both in Milwaukee and nationwide.