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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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Mock Mars mission tests crew cohesion
Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Crew members emerge from four-month-long Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation mission on Mauna Loa.

Continued reduction in diabetes development shown in 16-year study
Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Increasing physical activity has prevented or delayed the development of Type 2 diabetes according to a national diabetes study.

Kilauea exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie
Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

A recent study done by UH Manoa atmospheric scientists revealed that although they are microscopic, gasses and particles from Kilauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie

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.