The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University. This designation reflects UW–Madison’s commitment to economic engagement, including its focus on innovation, workforce development, public service, and community engagement. Nominee institutions undergo a rigorous self-study and stakeholder engagement process to identify their economic development strengths and areas of growth and improvement.
In her first few months on campus, new UW–Madison chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin has crisscrossed the state on a listening and learning tour. A number of her stops included visits to several of UW–Madison’s long-time …
A partnership among the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS); the College of Letters & Science; and the College of Engineering, TEO will accelerate the commercialization of UW–Madison science and technology advances by increasing the speed and frequency at which UW research is translated into usable technology. TEO will support STEM-based innovations from any faculty, staff or student at UW–Madison.
OBE’s quarterly e-newsletter keeps businesses connected to UW–Madison’s forward-thinking community of students, faculty, staff, and researchers. In this issue: Kemper Foundation champions diversity and inclusion work with five-year pledge; Industrial and System Engineering (ISyE) students learn while solving real-world business problems; Chancellor honors entrepreneurs; and more.
The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences job fair on Feb. 15 at Union South featured a variety of employers offering opportunities to talented, innovative UW–Madison graduates and recent alumni. This year’s participating companies range from rapidly growing start-ups to industry-leading enterprises, firms whose primary products are software to those using technology to support infrastructure.
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Chancellor Rebecca Blank will leave the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the end of the 2021-22 academic year to assume the presidency of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Northwestern University announced Blank’s selection on Monday, October 11. She will succeed Morton Schapiro as the university’s 17th president in summer 2022.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have teamed up with global bike company Trek Bicycle on a new research endeavor that demonstrates the potential health and environmental benefits of cycling. Partially funded by Trek, the research conducted by the Health Oriented Transportation Initiative (HOT) at the UW-Madison Global Health Institute shows that increasing cycling and decreasing routine driving is an effective way to improve human health and combat climate change.
Wisconsin-based Fortune 500 company Johnson Controls and the UW–Madison Department of Chemistry showed extraordinary creativity and flexibility in the face of the pandemic. Find out how they quickly focused their collaborative work improving indoor air quality on reducing the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
We’re proud to share UW–Madison’s most recent Economic Impact Report, which reinforces UW–Madison’s impact in both the private and public sectors and demonstrates the many ways we support prosperity across the state of Wisconsin. We thank all of our partners that have helped accomplish this achievement.