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At every age, cleaner air means better health

Tiny pollution particles can mean big health problems for people of all ages. UW research shows how to minimize the risk.

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Beloved communities

Facing gentrification, some Seattle Black churches are partnering with the UW’s Nehemiah Studio, featuring College of Built Environments faculty and students, to help the organizations thrive into the future.

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Diving into subjects from climate change to Indigenous languages, fisheries management to cultural artifacts, Stephanie Masterman, ’22, earned a B.A. in American Indian Studies and emerged as a tribal leader.

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Joyce E. Tapley, ’88, ’90, leads at the intersections of health care, policy and equity, finding creative and systemic ways to address racial disparities and make care accessible.

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Global ranking: UW is No. 17 in the world

The University of Washington is No. 17 in the world — No. 3 among U.S. public universities — on the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities. This year, the ranking included 1,000 universities around the world.

UW News

Wildfire smoke looms over a town
UW and the Community

6 ways communities can prepare for wildfire season

In a new report from a team of UW researchers, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Okanogan River Airshed Partnership communities share hard-earned wisdom about communicating the risks of wildfire smoke.

Health and safety

People wearing face masks walk outdoors on campus

Safely gathering for summer quarter classes and experiences

Summer quarter classes, experiences and services are being offered largely in person as we continue to stay vigilant to the continued presence of COVID-19. The University strongly recommends wearing a high-quality mask, due to higher case rates in the region.

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Fast Facts

For Washington

All 39 counties in Washington state are represented by students at the UW.

Did you know?

There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.