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A twist of fate

The life of engineering alumna Ayan Hassan, ’12, ’16, was changed by the UW’s Making Connections program. But she didn’t expect it to be saved by one of the program’s founders.

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Racing against a pandemic

Last winter, King County became the nation’s COVID-19 epicenter. The UW’s quick response was months, even years, in the making.

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A new age of fires

As wildfires grow in severity, UW researchers are helping our region create a path forward — for the health of our forests and all who live here.

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Healthy planet,
healthy people

How can we recover from a health crisis during a climate crisis? Five UW experts weigh in. 

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UW jumps two spots to No. 8 in US News Best Global Universities ranking

The UW maintained its No. 2 ranking among U.S. public institutions. In addition, 10 subjects at the UW are ranked in the top 10 in the world, including infectious diseases (No. 6), immunology (No. 6) and social sciences and public health (No. 7) — all fields that are playing critical roles in the COVID-19 pandemic response.

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UW Space Symposium

The UW Space Policy & Research Center leverages a new virtual platform to bring us together on November 6 to explore the technology and policy surrounding autonomous operations in space.

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Enroll in the UW Husky Coronavirus Testing program

Students and employees at all three UW campuses can now sign up for Husky Coronavirus Testing. Any UW community member who will be on campus, or who is living with several other people in neighborhoods near campus, is strongly encouraged to enroll.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.


The UW was named the most innovative public university in the world by Reuters in 2019.