Research facts

$91.9 million

NIH awards rose 18.3% between FY13 and FY19

$313 million

Research award dollars rose over 106% from FY14 to FY19

$238.8 million

Wayne State reported $238.8 million in research expenditures in FY18


Ranked 68th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

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

Biomedical imaging

Wayne State offers state-of-the-art biomedical imaging facilities including a magnetic resonance facility that aids in early detection of disease and monitoring of treatments.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG