UW–Madison serves as a key economic engine for Wisconsin, generating $15 billion in statewide impact annually. Photo by Sevie Kenyon.
The asteroid or comet, zipping through our solar system at a high rate of speed, is giving astronomers a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
A large collection of potato specimens have been transferred from the U.S. Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to the Wisconsin State Herbarium at UW–Madison, which has 1.3 million specimens.
"We believe the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found."
— 1894 Wisconsin Magna Carta
Top10 in national research spending every year since 1972
The UW ranks among the nation's top 10 universities for total students studying abroad and among the top 25 for total international students.
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You’re free to explore the UW’s 1,200-plus acres of natural areas, including the Lakeshore Path and the Arboretum.
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First Wave is the country's first university program centered on urban arts, spoken-word poetry, and hip-hop culture.
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The Memorial Union Terrace is home to stunning sunsets over Lake Mendota, iconic sunburst chairs, live music, and outdoor movies.
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The Wisconsin Idea is our pledge to the state, the nation, and the world that our endeavors will benefit all citizens.
17,000 lifelong learners benefit from UW education programs yearly
19 Nobel Prize awards to UW faculty and alumni
50 years dedicated to studying poverty and social inequality
37,000 service hours logged by Badger Volunteers for 2015–16