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The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2015 rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world.

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Researchers at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy are working on a credit card-sized device that could represent a breakthrough in kidney disease research.
University of Washington researchers are developing a smartphone app that can objectively detect concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.
University of Washington researchers have invented a battery-free cellphone that harvests the power it needs from either ambient radio signals or light.
a University of Washington undergraduate has discovered nearly invisible bits of plastic on Puget Sound beaches.
Drone deliveries emit less climate-warming carbon dioxide pollution than truck deliveries in some — but not all — scenarios, according to researchers at the University of Washington.
The University of Washington School of Nursing is harnessing the power of everyday items to turn houses into smart homes — and allowing older adults to live independently, thanks to modern technology.
At the vanguard of next-generation precision medicine, Dr. Pamela Becker’s work through the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine is taking aim at cancer.
A new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia, University of Washington and elsewhere, measured ambient and indoor household air pollution before and after a carbon-finance-approved cookstove intervention in rural India, found that the improvements were less than anticipated.
An international team shows that cheap energy in the form of solar cells is closer than we think, despite the long history behind the development of this technology.
Children with cerebral palsy frequently undergo invasive surgeries — lengthening tendons, rotating bones, transferring muscles to new locations — in hopes of improving their physical ability to walk or move.