UW–Madison ranks as one of the most prolific research universities in the world. Driven by a desire to both explore new worlds and to apply new ideas to real-world problems, research at UW–Madison isn't conducted only by faculty, staff and graduate students. Undergraduate research opportunities also are fostered, making research a truly campuswide enterprise.

Student doing lab research

A student in the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology works in a bacteriology research lab in the Microbial Sciences Building.

Interdisciplinary research

Cluster Hiring Initiative

Research directory

Wisconsin Discovery Portal