Research facts

$352.6 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 22% from FY22 to FY23

75th

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

$93.5 million

NIH awards rose nearly 9% from FY17 to FY22

$242.2 million

Wayne State reported $242.2 million in research expenditures in FY22

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

Protein/Molecular Structural Analysis

Wayne States protein and molecular structural analysis capabilities, x-ray crystallography services, a small analytical instruments core and more.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG