Recent UW System News

  • Investing in the UW System is an investment in Wisconsin

    Biennial operating budget request focuses on student success, workforce development, efficiencies

    August 20, 2018

    MADISON – President Ray Cross will present a biennial budget proposal Thursday for the University of Wisconsin System that targets affordability, talent development, and return on investment for the people of Wisconsin. “Investing in the UW System is an investment in Wisconsin,” President Cross said. “At a time when growing the number of highly educated […]

  • UW System is major driver of the Wisconsin economy

    New study shows UW System offers a $23 return on every dollar invested by the state

    August 15, 2018

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System contributes $24 billion to the state’s economy each year, which is a 23-fold return on Wisconsin’s investment in the university, according to a new study. “We are grateful for the significant, long-term investment in the UW System made by the State of Wisconsin, helping to make it one […]

  • Wisconsin Idea Summit explores a smart future: How will smart technology create tomorrow’s Wisconsin?

    Digi.City founder Chelsea Collier headlines Aug. 7 event at UW-Parkside

    July 30, 2018

    As emerging technologies broaden and increase access to information, more than 600 cities and regions around the world are projected to invest over $400 billion in the next two years becoming “smart.” The UW System Wisconsin Idea Smart Future Summit at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside, Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., includes […]

  • UW System restructuring is given seal of approval by the Higher Learning Commission

    Two-year UW campuses join four-year receiving institutions as branch campuses

    June 29, 2018

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System’s plan to restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension has been officially approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Effective July 1, the 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges will be joined as branch campuses with seven of the UW System’s four-year comprehensive or research institutions. UW-Madison will […]

  • UW System President Cross Statement on Announcement of Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute

    June 21, 2018

    “Data analytics is a rapidly emerging field that brings opportunities to drive economic growth and address societal challenges. This initiative recognizes the tremendous educational and research assets of UW-Milwaukee, and the pivotal role they and their collaborating institutions play in positioning the Milwaukee region as a world-class center for data science expertise, talent development, and […]

  • UW System Statements Regarding Audit Report Hearing

    June 21, 2018

    President Ray Cross and Regent Michael M. Grebe addressed the Joint Audit Committee today to discuss Audit Report 18-4: Relationships Between the University of Wisconsin and Certain Affiliated Organizations. President Ray Cross, UW System: “We have taken decisive, transparent, and accountable steps to protect our universities, taxpayers, and students in the wake of the Oshkosh […]

  • Focused on affordability, Regents approve financial aid boost (day 2 news summary)

    Board also unanimously approves $6.35 billion annual budget

    June 8, 2018

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – With college affordability a top priority, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a UW System proposal recommending increased state funding for financial aid at its meeting Friday at UW-Milwaukee. The UW System is requesting an increase of $3.25 million in 2018-19 for the Wisconsin Grant-University of Wisconsin (UW) program, […]

  • UW System Board of Regents leadership re-elected

    June 8, 2018

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – By unanimous vote, Regent John Robert Behling of Eau Caire was today re-elected President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Regent Drew Petersen of Middleton was re-elected to serve as Vice President of the Board. Both positions have a one-year term. Behling has served on the Board since […]

  • Focused on affordability, Regents approve financial aid boost

    Board also unanimously approves $6.35 billion annual budget

    June 8, 2018

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – With college affordability a top priority, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a UW System proposal recommending increased state funding for financial aid at its meeting today at UW-Milwaukee. The UW System is requesting an increase of $3.25 million in 2018-19 for the Wisconsin Grant-University of Wisconsin (UW) program, […]

  • News Around the UW System – June 2018

    June 8, 2018

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents   UW-Milwaukee senior Kirill Shmilovich works with assistant professor of physics Ionel Popa to study how protein hydrogels respond to force. This work could help develop better artificial tissues and smart drug delivery systems. Kirill was one of 60 undergraduates from across the country invited to speak […]