University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides an affordable, world-class education to 27,000 students from 92 countries. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health. As one of the nation’s top research universities, UWM partners with leading companies in Wisconsin and beyond to advance knowledge, bring new discoveries to market and prepare students for work in a global economy. Eighty percent of the 187,000 alumni live and work in Wisconsin, further contributing to the state’s health, vibrancy and economic growth.
UWM offers 195 degree programs with classes taught by faculty members recognized worldwide as experts in their fields. It’s also home to Wisconsin’s largest online education program, with more than 850 classes and 30 fully online certificate and degree programs. The university is home to the state’s largest collaboration of health sciences, nursing and public health programs through its Partners for Health initiative. It also boasts one of the world’s top film programs, the state’s largest school of education and Wisconsin’s only program in American Sign Language. Other major programs include business, engineering and information studies. We pride ourselves on having programs as diverse as our students’ interests.
One of the key advantages UW-Milwaukee students have is the city and the strong career network it provides. In fact, 1,766 companies actively recruit interns and employees from UWM each year. Many of those internships turn into full-time jobs for students after they’ve graduated.
As one of only two top-tier research universities recognized in Wisconsin by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, UWM plays a critical role in fueling the state’s economy through discovery and innovation. UWM research focuses on addressing the big problems that the world is facing today. From sustainable energy advancements to health care initiatives and keeping the Great Lakes clean, the faculty at the university, work for the common good. Undergraduate students benefit from unique opportunities to work with faculty members on research projects in a wide range of disciplines, giving them practical experience that many other universities only offer at the graduate level. At the same time, graduate students from around the globe come here to study with internationally-recognized leaders in their field.
The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center helps students in a wide range of majors develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in a competitive marketplace and to further innovation in the region. Its multidisciplinary approach pairs forward-thinking instruction with campus-wide competitions and internships where students learn by doing. The center also hosts the region’s I-Corps site, which connects faculty members and graduate students from multiple universities with business mentors to explore bringing research discoveries to market. I-Corps is a national program supported by the National Science Foundation.
UW-Milwaukee is nestled in the heart of the city’s Upper East Side, a residential, tree-lined community just five minutes from Bradford Beach. Notable landmarks include the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research complex, which opened in 2015 and houses the Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery and many researchers in chemistry, physics and public health. The 25,000-square-foot Innovation Accelerator building opened at the campus in Wauwatosa in 2014. The facility brings academic researchers together with medical and business organizations to advance science for application and commercial uses.
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