About the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Established in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is a public university in Madison, Wisconsin that is known for its academics, research programs and athletics. UW-Madison offers a high-quality education to more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 20 schools. The university offers 135 undergraduate majors, 151 master’s degree programs and 107 doctoral programs, with a focus on the sciences.
The school is a highly respected research institution carrying out research in a wide variety of fields, including astronomy, economics, geography, history, linguistics, and zoology. www.wisc.edu
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The Wisconsin Idea.
UW-Madison upholds a tradition known as "the Wisconsin Idea." Created in 1904 by former UW-Madison President, Charles Van Hise, the Wisconsin Idea states that the borders of the university should extend to the borders of the state, and the university’s research should be used to solve problems and improve health, the environment, and agriculture for everyone in the state of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Idea has helped to create close relationships between the university’s faculty and students, fostering relationships that follow into state industry, government and the community at large. [Top]
University of Wisconsin-Madison features.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison features 20 colleges and schools offering undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, life sciences, business engineering, education, journalism, communication, nursing, music, pharmacy, and science. UW-Madison also offers several graduate and professional schools in the areas of environmental studies, medicine, public health, law, veterinary medicine, and others. The university’s College of Letters and Science carries out a large research program in a wide range of academic fields, from astronomy and economics to linguistics and geography. The UW-Madison graduate programs are highly competitive, and grant the second largest number of doctoral degrees in the US each year. [Top]
University of Wisconsin Research Programs.
UW-Madison features almost 100 research centers and programs, covering a wide range of fields, from engineering and agriculture to zoology and geography. UW-Madison is a major center for embryonic stem cell research, and continues to work on the cutting-edge of this controversial issue. Other major research programs include the Engine Research Center, Animal Resource Center and the Marine Research Center. [Top]
Athletics are a big deal at UW-Madison. All of the university’s sports teams participate in NCAA Division I-A, and most compete in the Big Ten Conference. The UW athletic program includes football, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, soccer, track, tennis, swimming, wrestling, rowing, golf, and softball, with several state-of-the-art on-campus facilities, including the UW Field House, Kohl Center and the historic Camp Randall Stadium. The UW-Madison Badgers ice hockey, football and basketball teams are highly competitive, successfully winning 27 national titles. www.uwbadgers.com [Top]
University of Wisconsin Cheerleading.
The University of Wisconsin Cheerleaders support the UW Badger athletic teams with two high-energy squads. The Red Squad cheers for UW football and men’s basketball games, while the White Squad cheers for UW women’s basketball games, both at home and on the road. The UW Cheerleaders are a big part of bowl games, Big Ten tournaments, and NCAA tournaments, offering plenty of spirit for UW athletics fans. www.uwbadgers.com/traditions/cheer/uw_cheerleaders_91.html [Top]