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Economic impact

May 26, 2020

Washington’s universities are anything but discretionary

Ana Mari Cauce

If you care about health and prosperity for our people and our nation, Washington’s universities are anything but “discretionary.”

May 13, 2020

Effects of the pandemic on the UW’s budget are becoming clearer

Ana Mari Cauce

While much uncertainty remains, each day we learn more about how the economic crisis caused by the pandemic is affecting our state and our University’s budgets.

November 19, 2019

New economic impact report shows how much the UW returns on the state’s investment

Ana Mari Cauce

With the release of a new independent report on the economic contributions of the UW to our state and local economies, it is possible to understand the scale of return on the state’s public investment in the UW.

September 23, 2018

UW alumni are vital to ensuring reinvestment in Washington public higher ed

Ana Mari Cauce

We are at a pivotal moment for the future of our University. The next session of the state legislature in January will be a crucial one for the UW and all of public higher education.

March 29, 2018

Spring Address: The Purpose and Power of College in an Age of Skepticism

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, I had the pleasure of addressing our community about a topic of great importance — to me and to all of us who believe in the power of higher education to advance equity, prosperity, health and understanding. I discussed the enormous value that colleges and universities deliver to students and the world at large. And…

November 2, 2017

Celebrating the power of philanthropy with AFP Advancement Northwest

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, I was honored to give a talk at AFP Advancement Northwest’s annual celebration of the incredible power of private philanthropy where some of our community’s philanthropic leaders were recognized for their tremendous impact on our state and region. Speech as prepared for delivery I’m so happy to join in recognizing some of our community’s most…

May 5, 2017

The Lincoln Project and the future of public higher education

Ana Mari Cauce

Public research universities like the UW are essential engines for social mobility and prosperity, especially for first generation students. If, as a society, we fail to make the investments needed to keep them strong, we endanger progress, prosperity and innovation not just for the individuals who attend, but for their communities, states and our nation.

April 17, 2017

Public investment in science serves Washington and the world

Ana Mari Cauce

Exploration and discovery are at the core of our mission. For many of us, they are the substance of our life’s work. This Saturday, I know many members of our University of Washington community will march in support of science and inquiry. I wanted to take this opportunity to reiterate the UW’s enduring and vocal support for scientific research.

March 16, 2017

Proposed budget would be huge step backward for innovation and economic security

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, as anticipated, the President released a proposed federal budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018. The proposal is short on details, but it contains sweeping cuts that would harm American innovation and prosperity, the education of our nation’s students, and the research and creativity that is the foundation of progress in every field from medicine…

June 20, 2016

The University’s Role in the Innovation Ecosystem (Times Higher Education Asia Summit keynote)

University of Washington

Universities play a vital – and unique – role in the innovation ecosystem. Leading the University of Washington, I see every day the ways in which the environment and community of a university are not only conducive to creation and discovery, more often than not, they are the drivers of innovation. Universities both augment the innovation in companies and institutions around them and they compensate for the fact that some organizations are not as well-equipped to do so.

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