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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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Effects of military munitions continue to be investigated
Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology continues to investigate the effects of sea disposed military munitions on the ocean environment.

BOFFFFs—big, old, fat, fertile, female fish—sustain fisheries
Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

A study co-authored by UH Manoa’s Mark Hixon suggests that large female fish are essential for replenishing fishery stocks.

Record-setting space travel simulation underway
Posted on Thursday October 16, 2014

Six astronaut-like crew members began their eight month Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission on October 15.

Importance of jellyfish falls to deep-sea ecosystem revealed
Posted on Wednesday October 15, 2014

New research reveals that jellyfish blooms could provide far-reaching, potentially important, food supplements to normal deep-sea food webs.

UH working to bring wireless communication to remote areas
Posted on Tuesday October 14, 2014

A $500,000 grant to the Hawai‘i Center for Advanced Communications will help bring broadband wireless service to remote areas in Hawai‘i.