Milwaukee Engineers Instrumental in Achieving Elite University Research Status

UW-Milwaukee is among the top colleges and universities in the country when it comes to research.

UWM earned the highest rating – R1 – for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the gold standard for assessment. The rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated in 2016.

This achievement is the result of decades of hard work by our committed faculty in the College of Engineering and Applied Science along with the rest of the university. In this video, hear from physicists who helped prove Einstein’s theory of relativity, historians who are changing our view of the past and engineers who are improving health and safety worldwide.