By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

In recent years, Wisconsin’s two public research universities, UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee, have aggressively and strategically built a faculty roster with a wealth of expertise in some of the world’s most cutting-edge and crucial fields.

From biotechnology and genomics to artificial intelligence and quantum computing to advanced manufacturing and sustainability, this broad and deep range of Badger-state expertise at UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee is working on significant issues facing our society. At our other UW locations throughout Wisconsin, knowledge in such areas as health care, engineering, and logistics add significant value to the state’s research portfolio.

All of it puts Wisconsin in a favorable position to create a globally competitive innovation hub that could secure some of the hundreds of billions of dollars in expected federal investment designed to accelerate the nation’s competitiveness.

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