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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.┬áRead more about our recognition and rankings from UW Today Honors & Awards.

  • New season of UW|360

    April 24, 2017

    External Affairs

    The first episode of the newest season of UW|360 is available to watch on It will also air on KOMO 4 the weekend of May 13. In this episode, UW|360 looks at how a UW grad student is using music to draw attention of pollution and how some local dogs are helping student manage the stress of finals week. There is also a story on UW Baseball Head Coach Lindsay Meggs, and how the love of the game was passed down to his sons who are now giving back to their dad, every day on the Husky diamond.

  • President Ana Mari Cauce and education leaders urge funding for the State Need Grant

    April 20, 2017

    External Affairs

    UW President Cauce, with Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundbord, S.J. and Seattle Colleges Chancellor Shouan Pan, wrote an opinion piece featured in the Seattle Times about the need to fully fund Washington's State Need Grant. Read it from the Seattle Times.


  • Shake Alert West Coast system announcement

    April 11, 2017

    External Affairs

    The University of Washington hosted the U.S. Geological Survey and several other university, public and private partners on Monday to introduce the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning program as a unified, West Coast-wide system. Partners also introduced the first pilot uses of the earthquake early warning in Washington and Oregon. Read more from UW Today.


  • Congratulations to The Evergreen State College

    April 5, 2017

    External Affairs

    The Evergreen State College recently celebrated 50 years!



  • Celebrating 50 years of Washington's community and technical colleges

    April 4, 2017

    External Affairs

    Former Gov. Daniel J. Evans attended events at the state capital yesterday celebrating the anniversary of his signing of the Community College Act on April 3, 1967.

    Learn more about Washington's community and technical colleges and see the history of the system and how it has grown in the last 50 years on their website. Are you an alumni of a Washington community or technical college? They are looking for your story.

    The UW participated in the celebrations with this ad congratulating our community and technical college partners on 50 years.


    Former Gov. Daniel J. Evans (center) with Gov. Jay Inslee (right) and Marty Brown, Executive Director of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges