From academic powerhouse to powering the state, UW–Madison has been Wisconsin’s university since 1848. As the state’s first and flagship campus, the university has always pushed beyond its boundaries in teaching, research, and public service to impact lives everywhere. We call it the Wisconsin Idea for a reason. And at UW–Madison, no idea is too big, too hard, or too improbable. Because this is where an idea can change the world.
From Madison to Marinette: a ripple effect for Wisconsin
Badger stories: improving lives in Wisconsin and beyond
Keeping dreams within reach
The numbers show it: UW–Madison is laser-focused on affordability.
Engineering impact across the state
Even before they graduate, UW–Madison engineers tackle real-world problems.
Staying on the home front of healthcare
UW-trained healthcare professionals help keep Wisconsin well.