Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Johnathan Ebben & John S. Kuo
THE UNIVERSITY OF Wisconsin, Madison, is the flagship institution in the public University of Wisconsin (UW) system, which includes 13 universities across the state of Wisconsin. UW—Madison has developed into a leading intellectual center since its founding in 1848. It boasts a strong undergraduate academic program, divided into 20 colleges and schools, and is also internationally known for its graduate programs in business, education, engineering, letters and sciences, and agriculture, as well as its professional schools in medicine, law, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, journalism, urban and regional planning, library science, and pharmacy. UW—Madison has also invested heavily in biomédical research, becoming a prominent stem cell research hub. The centerpiece—the UW Health University Hospital—Is located on campus and partners in many significant biomédical research ventures undertaken at UW—Madison. The University of Wisconsin at Madison was founded as one of the first public universities in the United States. Its establishment was tied ...