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.
- Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever
- Detroit welcomes Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit conference
- $2.3M to Wayne State cognitive neuroscientist to study fetus-to-infant brain development
- Wayne State receives $1.7 million grant to advance virtually guided weldability qualification
- Wayne State researcher awarded $1.9M grant to identify memory networks in children
- Wayne State receives $2.2 million HRSA grant to support neurodevelopmental disabilities leadership education