Research facts


Ranked 67th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$244.2 million

Wayne State reported $244.2 million in research expenditures in FY19

$91.7 million

NIH awards rose over 7.4% from FY15 to FY20

$304.8 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 62% from FY15 to FY20

Key research areas spotlight

Big Data

Big data is the bridge to the next wave of innovation and growth. At Wayne State, researchers are using big data science and business analytics with a strong focus on solving real-life business problems in active collaboration with regional industry while leveraging core strengths and research interests. Big data management and big data analytics require a slew of advanced concepts, tools, and technologies and a close collaboration among an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts. Wayne State researchers have extensive experience in successfully delivering and leading a variety of big data and business analytics projects and initiatives across several industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and automotive, retail and government.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

"Omics" Platform

Wayne State's "Omics" platform includes the Applied Genomics Technology Core that provides genomics expertise and state-of-the-art equipment.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG