Office of the President

May 8, 2014

Celebrating faculty excellence

Office of the President

President Young recently sent an email to the University community announcing new research funding initiative, the Innovation Awards. Below is the official email announcing the details of the initiative.   Dear Campus Colleagues, Breakthroughs occur every day in laboratories and classrooms across our campuses as Huskies work to tackle some of the world’s most intractable…

Strengthening the bond between the UW and Japan

Michael K. Young

At the UW, we have been going about the business of learning about other parts of the world almost from the beginning of the university, and certainly from 1908, when 15 Japanese students helped found our International Students Club. Today, Japanese is the second-most studied language at the university and demand for the study of…

May 5, 2014

Recognizing our retirees, Husky style

Michael K. Young

Call it a commencement of a different sort. Earlier this week, we honored this year’s “class” of UW retirees, faculty and staff members who have retired in the past year. Each of our retirees has been an essential contributor to making this University an outstanding place. And between the 475 people honored in this diverse…

April 24, 2014

Remarks to the Japan Huskies

Office of the President

In Japan, 120 alumni, parents, donors, partners and friends turned out at the Tokyo American Club for a Husky reception on April 15. The event was part of our weeklong goodwill visit to Taiwan and Japan. Below is the official transcript of his remarks from the event. I want to tell you about a very long-lived and…

April 16, 2014

Bringing the world back to the UW

Michael K. Young

Wherever I travel and meet Huskies, I am reminded what a special place the University of Washington truly is. The UW educates global citizens who are innovators and entrepreneurs working together to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Their work is strengthened by our partnerships at home and abroad; we can better meet the needs…

April 15, 2014

An exciting moment for the UW and Waseda University

Michael K. Young

It is an especially exciting day for Huskies! Today I signed a memorandum of agreement to formalize a brand new partnership with Waseda University, Japan’s most prestigious private institution. Together, we’ll build Waseda’s new Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology. This is a truly international partnership. It builds upon the UW’s existing innovations in technology…

April 14, 2014

Innovation and entrepreneurism, at home and abroad

Michael K. Young

Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about innovation and its implementation. One of our key responsibilities as a public research institution is to address our great global challenges. Professor and chair of the UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering and director of the Applied Computational Engineering Laboratory, Vikram Jandhyala, one of the UW’s brightest…

April 11, 2014

Notes from the AUTM Asia Conference

Michael K. Young

Thank you to the 750+ participants attending my keynote address, Economic Impact of Universities and Research Institutes, at the Association of University Technology Managers – Asia conference in Taipei yesterday. It was an honor to be with you and among so many who share my enthusiasm for innovation. The UW has been developing our own…

Celebrating the UW with the Taiwan Huskies

Michael K. Young

Despite being an ocean away from Seattle, it is simply wonderful to see such strong Husky pride in this extraordinary country. Tonight I met with more than 100 alumni and friends who are part of a long tradition of Huskies living and working in Taiwan. I was honored that Kung-Yee Liang, ’82, president of National…

April 9, 2014

UW ranks among top for return on college investment

University of Washington

The University of Washington ranks fifth among all public and private universities in the country in a survey that estimates the financial return on degrees. “While financial return on investment isn’t the only value in a college degree, being fifth in the nation among all public and private universities certainly validates the power of a…

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