Sustainability Research and Innovation

UW–Madison is working to solve wicked problems in sustainability by advancing foundational and applied research, making campus a living lab, building innovative partnerships, and leveraging funding resources.


How We're Getting There

Nearly half of all academic departments and more than 320 faculty members at UW–Madison participate in sustainability-related research, making major contributions to scholarship in air quality and energy, global health and climate change, and environmental justice and food systems, among other topics. 

To support  innovative, large-scale, cross-cutting sustainability research on campus and beyond, UW–Madison is launching the Sustainability Research Hub in Spring 2024, which will make the university a preeminent destination for environmental sustainability research and education.

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