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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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New research predicts a doubling of coastal erosion by mid-century in Hawaii
Posted on Monday March 23, 2015

New research from scientists at UH Manoa brings into clearer focus just how dramatically Hawai‘i beaches might change as sea level rises in the future.

UH accelerator announces finalists for second cohort
Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

Ten teams are finalists for the second cohort of the XLR8UH proof of concept center.

Oceanic microbes behave in synchrony across ocean basins
Posted on Friday March 13, 2015

Researchers found that microbial communities in different regions of the Pacific Ocean displayed strikingly similar daily rhythms in their metabolism despite inhabiting extremely different habitats.

Lake Tahoe research provides new insights on global change
Posted on Thursday March 12, 2015

A study on how natural and man-made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic blue lake.

Fastest star in Milky Way propelled by a thermonuclear supernova
Posted on Monday March 09, 2015

Institute for Astronomy’s Eugene Magnier part of international team of astronomers to find a star that breaks the galactic speed record.