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Passion Never Rests

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

    External Affairs

    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.


  • CoMotion Labs expands to Spokane

    February 1, 2017

    External Affairs

    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.


  • Federal grant update from the Office of Federal Relations

    January 30, 2017

    External Affairs

    The Office of Federal Relations posted a Federal Grant Update on their website. They will continue to gather and share information as it becomes available.


  • President Ana Mari Cauce visits Olympia

    January 25, 2017

    External Affairs

    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.

    COP reception

    President Cauce at COP Reception with UW staff and Paul Francis, executive director of the COP


  • UW's CoMotion labs brings virtual reality to Olympia

    January 17, 2017

    External Affairs

    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.