Discovery and Innovation on Diverse Fronts

From life-saving medical breakthroughs in medicine and cancer, to astronomy, to oceanography, to pharmacy, the scholarship and research conducted by the University of Hawai'i impacts the quality of life on many levels.

UH research programs:

  • Develop human capital and new knowledge
  • Promote innovation and collaboration
  • Support new businesses and long-term job growth
  • Generate revenues that boost the local economy
  • Maximize the advantages of Hawai'i's unique natural and cultural heritage

Recent research news

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$10.8 million reproductive research grant awarded to UH medical school
Posted on Monday September 15, 2014

$10.8 million supports continued research in reproductive and developmental biomedical research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

$2.5 million Naval research contract examines power grid modernization
Posted on Monday September 15, 2014

The $2.5 million Navy-UH Applied Research Laboratory research effort will focus on renewable energy opportunities.

Earthquake-damaged Japanese observatory finds new home on Haleakala
Posted on Wednesday September 10, 2014

The Institute for Astronomy facilitates the re-use of an existing dome on Haleakala for the Tohoku 60-centimeter telescope.

How to identify and control little fire ants
Posted on Monday September 08, 2014

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources scientist share tips for identifying and controlling the invasive and damaging little fire ants.

XLR8UH: Turning research into viable products and businesses
Posted on Friday September 05, 2014

UH launches XLR8UH, a Proof of Concept Center investing in innovative ideas as a launch pad for commercialization.