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 chemistry professor earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award to examine unusual chemical structures
- Gov. Rick Snyder's office is in discussions with Wayne State University about an independent inquiry into the possible association between the increased number of Legionella cases observed in Flint
- Wayne State receives $1.9 M NIH award to aid in treatment of life-threatening infections caused by antibiotic-resistant enterococci bacteria
- University Research Corridor team wins $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers
- Love at first site? Wayne State receives NSF grant to explore impact of online dating
- Wayne State receives $1.4 million NSF grant to prepare next generation of math teachers in Detroit