Wayne State University

WSU research group receives NSF award for collaborative research on the interdependency of drinking water and health systems

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Wayne State University announces Research Enhancement Program in the Arts and Humanities awards totaling over $208,000

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$1.54 million NIH grant to Wayne State's Dr. J-P Jin to identify ways to improve cardiac function in heart failure

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Welcome to Research at Wayne State University, one of the nation's pre-eminent public research universities in an urban setting.

Through our multidisciplinary approach to research and education, and ongoing collaboration with government, industry and other institutions, we seek to expand knowledge, enhance economic growth and improve the quality of life in the city of Detroit, state of Michigan and throughout the world.

Through our dedication and leadership, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized center of excellence in research. Our faculty lead the nation in many key research areas and their groundbreaking discoveries make a difference in the everyday lives of others around the corner and around the world.

Research that's Warrior Strong

Research that's Warrior Strong


Ranked 70th among public universities by NSF

Ranked 70th among public universities by NSF

Wayne State is ranked 70th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

Research award dollars totaled over $236 million in FY17

Research award dollars totaled over $236 million in FY17

Total research award dollars rose over 36% from FY13 to FY17.

There were 1,108 research awards in FY17

There were 1,108 research awards in FY17

Total number of research awards rose over 7% since FY13.

NIH awards rose to 260 in FY17

NIH awards rose to 260 in FY17

Awards from the National Institutes of HEalth rose 6.5% in FY17. Overall, federal awards rose by 4.5% in FY15.