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Could gamers score a medical breakthrough?

UW researchers have folded biochemical knowledge into a video game that lets anyone design potentially lifesaving proteins — just by playing.

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Hearing infections

With an app created by UW researchers, pediatricians can now “listen” for ear infections, which are common but hard to diagnose in children.

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Solving an Antarctic
sea mystery

UW School of Oceanography researchers team up with satellites, robots and seals to explain mysterious holes in Antarctic sea ice.

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From the margins to the spotlight

At the UW School of Drama, Seattle theater legend David Armstrong teaches the history of Broadway musicals — and of the immigrant, LGBTQ, Jewish and African American creatives who shaped this American institution.

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Rankings

UW ranked No. 1 on list of public colleges that pay off the most

The University of Washington was recognized for its global impact in teaching and research, as well as for its value to graduates compared to the cost of attendance.

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Astronaut on the moon
UW and the Community

Apollo retrospective marks 50th anniversary of moon landing

The Space Policy and Research Center at the UW presents reflections on the Apollo program by faculty, alumni and colleagues who were inspired to work toward a future in air and space.

Profiles

Oceanography graduate student Zac Cooper climbs down an icy ladder into the tunnel in May 2018. Researchers are harnessed to a rope for safety.
Research

Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets

Scientists from the UW are studying the most extreme environments on Earth to learn how life might exist under completely different settings, like on other planets.

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Fast Facts

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There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.

Did you know?

The UW was named the most innovative public university in the world by Reuters in 2018