From empowering local businesses to emboldening the next generation of leaders and doers, there’s no stopping a Badger from shaping a brighter future for the State of Wisconsin and those who call it home. For nearly 175 years, UW’s life-changing research, innovation and education has served generations of Wisconsin families. We’ll never stop working to make our state — and the world — a better place.

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$1Blocal and state taxes generated

$30.8BUW, affiliated organizations, and related startups' economic impact

92%Of UW economic impact benefits the private sector

232,000Jobs supported

400+UW-related startups in Wisconsin

8thin the nation in research expenditures

Shaping the Future of Healthcare

Forward BIOLABS helps UW-related startups thrive

This unique, state-of-the-art coworking life science lab helps new biohealth companies grow.

COVID-19 patient receives the gift of life

UW Health successfully performs double-lung transplant surgery.

UW, NFL team up on research to reduce head injuries

Researchers are studying how on-field head impacts can inform injury reduction efforts in football.

Telehealth Implementation

Grant seeks to enhance and expand telehealth in Wisconsin nursing homes.

Badgers vs. the Pandemic

Meet the UW heroes fighting against COVID-19.

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UW in Your County

Guided by a common purpose, UW students, alumni, faculty and staff give back to every county in Wisconsin through research projects, professional careers and public service.

Washburn County

11 Current Undergraduate Students

18 Medical Professionals with Degrees from UW

176 Alumni

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