An elite research institution

Why UWM is recognized as one of America's top research universities.

UWM is proud to be a Research 1 university, recognized for “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. It’s a leader in fields across the academic spectrum, from energy to health care, freshwater to entrepreneurship.

UWM leverages its world-class research into valuable partnerships with industry leaders, part of its $1.5 billion impact on Wisconsin’s economy. Building upon that legacy, construction has begun on a new facility for the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. The 24,000-square-foot building will feature classrooms, workshops and labs for prototyping products and software. It will be a hub for students and faculty to collaborate on projects with businesses and entrepreneurs.

More than 700 UWM faculty members bring their expertise to 190-plus academic programs. That includes nearly 100 master’s and doctoral programs serving more than 4,600 graduate students. And undergraduate researchers can choose from more than 750 research opportunities. Together, we are turning powerful ideas into proven results.

A graphic providing a breakdown of grant funding.