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Making Research Work

Making Research Work is a blog produced by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. The blog keeps the UW-Madison research community posted about efforts to support the research enterprise on campus.

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Reversing the Trend: Five Strategies to Improve UW-Madison’s Ranking in Research Expenditures

  As we all know, last November UW-Madison fell out of the top five universities in research expenditures, according to the NSF’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey. UW-Madison had been ranked in the top five every year since the survey was established, nearly 45 years ago. The news was very disappointing but not altogether a surprise. For ...

Debut of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education blog

It was just over 100 years ago when UW-Madison affirmed the importance of research on campus by providing, for the first time, stipulated sums for research ($10,000 in 1914-15 and $15,000 in 1915-16). Today, UW-Madison research expenditures total $1 billion, annually, and we continue to affirm our role as one of the nation’s leading public ...