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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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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.

$3.8 million awarded to advance cancer trials for underserved populations
Posted on Monday October 13, 2014

The UH Cancer Center and The Queen’s Medical Center NCI grant supports cancer clinical trails for Hawai‘i’s minority and underserved population.

UH Hilo researcher studies bat behavior near wind turbines
Posted on Monday October 13, 2014

A study co-authored by UH Hilo scientist Marcos Gorresen shows that wind turbines pose a threat to tree-roosting bats.