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UW, business ties create economic ripples

The university’s reach is not just civic—it is financial as well. In fact, the Wisconsin Idea even began in part as a way to ensure that the knowledge from state universities would be a way to for citizens to exercise power in their economy. UW-Madison is credited with generating an estimated $15 billion in statewide economic activity in 2015 and many of its programs are considered vital in producing the next generation of the state’s doctors, engineers and scientists.

UW-Madison Dips in Research Rankings

It has been a challenging year for Wisconsin’s top research university, and the ability of the university to keep pace with the nation’s elite research institutions has been affected as the University of Wisconsin-Madison saw its ranking for research activity drop from fourth to sixth.

Slashed budgets push UW faculty to Minnesota

Shrinking state funding to the UW system and the adoption of controversial new tenure policies by the school’s Board of Regents led Ewig and Jones — part of a group of faculty members who have fled Wisconsin to work at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere — to consider other job offers.