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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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Disney conservation grant continues support of coral reef research
Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology was awarded $24,650 from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for coral reef research.

Study reveals tiger shark movements around Maui and Oʻahu
Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

UH Manoa researchers track tiger shark movements in coastal waters around Maui and O‘ahu

Scientists use Hawaiʻi observatories to study an exotic object
Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Researchers study an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away.

UH engineer works with the city to extend the life of Oʻahu’s roads
Posted on Monday November 17, 2014

Mayor Caldwell teams with UH engineers and Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry extend the life of Oahu’s roads/

Ocean warming picks up speed, hits warmest temperatures ever recorded
Posted on Friday November 14, 2014

UH Manoa climate scientist Axel Timmermann believes 14-year-long pause in sea surface temperatures has ended.