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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706, United States
The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, or regionally as UW, UW–Madison, or Madison) is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded when Wisconsinachieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state. It became a land-grant institution in 1866. The 933-acre (378 ha) main campus includes four National Historic Landmarks.
UW–Madison is organized into 20 schools which enrolled 29,153 undergraduate, 8,710 graduate, and 2,570 professional students and granted 6,040 bachelor’s, 3,328 graduate and professional degrees in 2008. The University employs over 16,000 faculty, staff, and graduate students. Its comprehensive academic program offers 135 undergraduate majors, along with 151 master’s degree programs and 107 doctoral programs.
The UW is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2010, it had research expenditures of more than 1 billion dollars. In 2008, the University’s R&D expenditures were ranked the third highest in the nation. Wisconsin is a founding member of the Association of American Universities.
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In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, UW was ranked 37th in the world and received five excellence stars. It was ranked 17th among world universities and 15th among universities in the Americas in Shanghai Jiao Tong University‘s 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities, which assesses academic and research performance. In the G-factor International University Ranking of 2006, which is a re-analysis of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University data, the UW–Madison was listed 13th. The Times Higher Education Supplement placed it 27th worldwide, based primarily on surveys administered to students, faculty, and recruiters. Additionally, the professional ranking of world universities from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, based in part on the number of senior managerial positions occupied by alumni, placed UW–Madison 35th in the world.