Research facts


Ranked 75th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures in FY22

$242.2 million

Wayne State reported $242.2 million in research expenditures in FY22

$352.6 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 22% from FY22 to FY23

$91.5 million

NIH awards rose nearly 7.5% from FY17 to FY23

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


Wayne State is home to the Michigan Neonatal Biobank established by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG