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Browse stories of the people, places and programs that drive the University of Washington to work for a world of good.



Getting shipshape

For 25 years, the UW’s Thomas G. Thompson has conducted research in nearly every ocean on Earth. This year, the ship is being upgraded to extend its life for another quarter century. See photos and learn more about this world-class research vessel.

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A new reality for rehabilitation

Recovering from a stroke is an arduous process, but thanks to a group of UW Ph.D. students, virtual reality video games could transform the way patients experience therapy.

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Inspiring students
around the world

As founding director of the UW’s Center for Global Field Study, professor Randy Kyes has spent 27 years leading field courses on environmental and global health across the world. This summer, he embarks on his 100th journey.

UW Today


Preserving the past, helping the future

Join us as we go behind-the-scenes at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. See fascinating items that aren’t on display, and learn how the museum manages collections in areas from fish to fossils.

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data science students
eScience Institute

UW student project taps ORCA cards, unlocks data trove

Data Science for Social Good students work to coax valuable information from overlooked data, and one potential upshot might be improved bus service.

Seattle Times


Paleontologists with the Burke Museum, UW discover major
T. rex fossil

The team, led by UW professor Gregory P. Wilson, found the T. rex during an expedition to the Hell Creek Formation in northern Montana — an area world-famous for its dinosaur fossil sites.

UW Today

Honors and Awards

UW again No. 15 in world university ranking

The University of Washington also placed 13th among U.S. universities and fourth among public institutions worldwide.

UW Today

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