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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UH Mānoa recognized for excellence in cybersecurity research
Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designate UH Manoa as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.

No easy feat: Observing a solar eclipse over the Arctic
Posted on Wednesday April 29, 2015

The international Solar Wind Sherpas team braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20 from Greenland.

Saving endangered Native Hawaiian plants one seed at a time
Posted on Wednesday April 29, 2015

The Seed Conservation Lab at UH Manoa’s Lyon Arboretum collects, preserves, and propagates Native Hawaiian seeds for restoration efforts

$4.6 million NSF grant supports education network connections in the Pacific
Posted on Wednesday April 29, 2015

NSF awards the UH $4.6 million to support research and education network connections in the Pacific.

Robotically discovering Earth’s nearest neighbors
Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

Team of astronomers recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star only 54 light-years away.