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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 precision achieved in mass map of galaxy cluster
Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

An international team of astronomers, including the Institute for Astronomy’s Harald Ebeling, has mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before.

2014 KIDS COUNT finds some gains for Hawaii’s children
Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The 25th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book finds some gains in economic well-being and education of Hawai‘i’s children, but concerns remain.

Navy expands investment at wave energy test site
Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

The Applied Research Laboratory at UH and Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute receives $9m for testing and research of wave energy conversion devices.

UH receives major contract for solar telescope instrument
Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

UH Institute for Astronomy awarded major contract to build new instrument to measure solar magnetism.

Archaeological excavation uncovers ancient Egyptian city
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014

UH Manoaas Robert Littman and Jay Silverstein directed archaeological activities in the Timai El Amdid, Egypt earlier this summer.