Research

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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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Scientists chart seafloor of one of Earth’s largest marine protected areas
Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

UH Manoa scientist charts seafloor of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument—the largest protected area in the U.S.

Scientific mission will explore one of the deepest ocean trenches
Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

UH Manoa’s Jeffrey Drazen joins international team of researchers on expedition into the Kermadec Trench.

App to track papaya ringspot virus created
Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

CTAHR scientists create app that distinguishes genetically engineered from natural papaya and tracks the ringspot virus.

Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought
Posted on Thursday April 10, 2014

UH Manoa professor contributes to new study that shows surprisingly high numbers of plant and animal species in urban environments.

UH Manoa investigates effects of munitions disposed near Pearl Harbor
Posted on Thursday April 03, 2014

Army-funded research effort near Pearl Harbor uses SOEST technology to investigate sea-disposed military munitions.


Hawai'i Innovation Initiative

The University of Hawai'i is building the state's research industry in partnership with the community through the UH Innovation Initiative. The university plans to drive the growth of the industry by hiring and developing top scientists in focused areas over the next decade.

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