Research facts

$244.2 million

Wayne State reported $244.2 million in research expenditures in FY19

67th

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

$304.8 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 62% from FY15 to FY20

$91.7 million

NIH awards rose over 7.4% from FY15 to FY20

Key research areas spotlight

Water

Healthy Urban Waters (HUW) is a program at Wayne State University that promotes and delivers research, education, technology development and public engagement on water resources in the urban environment. The focus area is the Huron to Erie corridor, although WSU's expertise and application extends throughout the Great Lakes watershed. HUW aims to engage and empower the public, faculty and students in creating a sustainable urban environment based on sound science.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

Animal Facilities

The DLAR is responsible for administering the university's laboratory animal care and use program. The IACUC ensures that all research and teaching protocols using live vertebrate animals are designed and carried out in a humane manner that complies with all applicable laws, policies, and guidelines.
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