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A commitment to community

With generous support from local companies, the UW is advancing its efforts to serve communities and create opportunities across the state.

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Changing the game

Husky women’s soccer standout Havana McElvaine, ’17, discovered at the UW that she gets just as fired up in the classroom as she does on the field.

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A pocket-size
research revolution

A breakthrough device called kidney-on-a-chip is giving new hope to patients suffering from kidney disease. Meet the team behind the project — and find out why the chip is heading to outer space.

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Creating communities
that care

Across Seattle, UW School of Social Work students and community leaders are working together to encourage healthy behaviors in young people — and set them up for success.

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A healthy future after kidney failure

Following a successful kidney transplant, Wade Washington resolved to become a transplant surgeon himself. Now he’s pursuing that dream at the UW.

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Dawg Dash runners and their dogs
Campus Events

Alaska Airlines Dawg Dash

Time to get those paws moving! Come back to campus and bring the whole family on Sunday for a 10K run and 5K run/walk in support of student scholarships.

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The flexible sensor skin wrapped around the robot finger (orange) is the first to measure shear forces with similar sensitivity as a human hand — which is critical for successfully gripping and manipulating objects.

‘Skin’ helps robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks

Developed by researchers at the UW and UCLA, the flexible sensor skin is the first to measure shear forces with similar sensitivity as a human hand.

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UW lands at No. 25 in world ranking

The University of Washington is No. 25 in the world — No. 6 among U.S. public institutions — according to a new list by the Center for World University Rankings.

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Fast Facts


Did you know?

UW ranked No. 4 among U.S. public institutions