Wayne State is a nationally recognized urban center of excellence in research and one of only 10 U.S. public universities in major cities holding the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation as an institution with “very high research activity,” as well as the foundation’s most comprehensive classification for community engagement. WSU is among the nation’s top public universities for total research expenditures ($245.8 million) according to the National Science Foundation.
Research, scholarship and creative activity are the foundation of our achievements, offering students a university experience that prepares them for leadership roles as scientists, health professionals, artists, educators, entrepreneurs and more. Through groundbreaking research and hands-on education, Wayne State faculty members transform the lives of our students and the citizens of our community.
- Wayne State professor receives $200,000 grant to develop data-driven health informatics system to address urban health challenges
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- Wayne State theatre and dance professor receives grant from Michigan Humanities Council
- Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards $70k to Wayne State professor to study PTSD
- Wayne State receives $3.6 million NIH grant to advance understanding of Alzheimer’s and other dementias
- $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to Wayne State to impact Detroit Public School students’ interest in STEM