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From academic excellence to sustainability, the University of Washington strives to be the first.
The University of Washington has achieved many distinguished academic, research and health care rankings, as well as recognition for our sustainability efforts and programs for veterans.
Recently, the University of Washington was ranked No. 11 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Global Universities list and was the third-ranked public institution on the list. The UW is also No. 25 on the Times Higher Education world ranking and listed fourth among U.S. public institutions. The UW also holds No. 5 on The Reuters 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities list. Read more about our recognition and rankings from UW Today Honors & Awards.
February 22, 2017
Last week, the Clean Energy Institute celebrated the opening of the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds. The state-of-the-art user facility has lab space for manufacturing prototypes and then testing to increase the rate at which engineering discoveries can become clean energy technologies available in the marketplace. Read more from UW Today.
February 1, 2017
CoMotion, the UW's collaborative innovation hub, announced yesterday that it will expand CoMotion Labs to Spokane. Read more about the expansion and what it means for eastern Washington and the innovation community from CoMotion.
January 30, 2017
January 25, 2017
Yesterday, President Ana Mari Cauce visited Olympia to advocate for the University’s 2017 legislative priorities. Her day included a presentation to the Senate Higher Education and Ways and Means committees, meetings with lawmakers in both chambers and she sat down with student legislative representatives from ASUW, ASUW Bothell, ASUW Tacoma and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate. Read more about President Cauce's visit and see photos from State Relations.
January 17, 2017
The UW's CoMotions Labs helped bring virtual reality to lawmakers in Olympia. Legislators on the House Technology & Economic Development Committee received general information on the industry and technology and got the opportunity to try headsets during a hearing last week. Elizabeth Scallon, associate director of the UW's CoMotion Labs, was among those who provided testimony to the committee. Read more and see photos from Geek Wire.