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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.

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.

  • From UW Video: New UW 360 episode

    October 11, 2017

    External Affairs


    UW 360, hosted by Carolyn Douglas, is an Emmy-award winning news magazine show that features stories about the University of Washington.

    In this episode:
    – New hope for thousands of people who suffer from seizures with the help of UW Medicine Neuroscience Institute’s “Rosa Robot”
    – Technologies designed for kids by kids with the help of the UW’s iSchool and HCDE programs
    – More than just another student job – see how the UW Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship is literally changing lives
    – “Who is Kelly Miyahara?” That’s the question to our answer – “A UW alumna who travels the world as part of the Jeopardy game show.”
    – Check out the hottest summer camps around for future Husky superstars!

  • Gov. Inslee appoints Blaine Tamaki to the Board of Regents

    October 9, 2017

    External Affairs


    Gov. Inslee announced the appointment of Blaine Tamaki to the University of Washington Board of Regents last week. Tamaki graduated from the UW in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in economics and is also an alumni of the UW Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor. His daughter recently graduated from the UW and his son is currently enrolled. Tamaki is a longtime resident of Yakima and has practiced as a trial lawyer for 35 years. Read more here.

  • In case you missed it: Fake news Facebook Live Q&A

    September 29, 2017

    External Affairs

    University of Washington professors Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom joined UW News for a live Q&A about fake news and their class "Calling BS in the Age of Big Data." Check out their class page: Callin_bull and watch the Facebook Live.


  • UW ranked among top 10 most innovative universities in the world by Reuters

    September 29, 2017

    External Affairs

    The University of Washington is listed No. 7 on the Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities. Since the ranking began in 2015, the UW has ranked in the top 10 and is currently the top-ranked U.S. publication on the list. Read more from UW News.

  • Join the UW College of Education in Spokane

    September 26, 2017

    External Affairs

    The biggest steps toward a life of opportunity, toward the fullest flourishing of one’s potential, happen in a child’s earliest years. Yet in Washington, one in five children grows up in poverty, and fewer than half of the state’s children are kindergarten-ready across all six domains of childhood development.

    On Oct. 20, eight of Washington’s leading early learning researchers will discuss how every child can be assured a strong start during EDU Talks: Raising Washington, hosted by the University of Washington College of Education.

    EDU Talks: Raising Washington will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park and is open to the public; attendees must register online in advance.

    During the fast-paced program, researchers will share their insights into what works in early learning. With five minutes and one image, each presenter will give their unique take on the practices and policies needed to give everyone—especially our most vulnerable young children and families—a fair chance to grow, thrive and reach their potential.

    Learn more from the UW College of Education.