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 Biochemist Andrew Feig receives Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award
- Report shows URC ranked second in Innovation Power Ranking among highly respected research university groups
- Wayne State researchers seek alternatives for reducing foodborne bacteria in fresh produce with the help of nanoengineering techniques
- Wayne State University professor receives grant to improve exercise programs for people with dysferlin-linked muscular dystrophies