Washington University in St. Louis (Wash. U., or WUSTL) is a private research university located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
Founded in 1853, and named after George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries. Twenty-two Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Washington University, nine having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university. Washington University’s undergraduate program is ranked 14th in the nation and 7th in admissions selectivity by U.S. News and World Report. The university is ranked 30th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In 2006, the university received $434 million in federal research funds, ranking seventh among private universities receiving federal research and development support, and in the top four in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Washington University is made up of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields. Officially incorporated as “The Washington University,” the university is occasionally referred to as “WUSTL,” an acronym derived from its initials. More commonly, however, students refer to the university as “Wash. U.” To prevent confusion over its location, the Board of Trustees added the phrase “in St. Louis” in 1976.
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- Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water purification – July 27, 2016
- Grow a living hip replacement and fight arthritis as well – July 21, 2016
- Engineers to use cyborg insects as biorobotic sensing machines – June 29, 2016
- As more states legalize marijuana, adolescents’ problems with pot decline – May 26, 2016
- Stem cells from diabetic patients coaxed to become insulin-secreting cells – May 12, 2016
- Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops with less phosphorus – April 30, 2016
- Novel nanoparticle made of common mineral may help keep tumor growth at bay – February 4, 2016
- Tomatoes get boost in growth, antioxidants from nano-sized nutrients – November 8, 2015
- Eye Drops Could Clear Up Cataracts Using Newly Identified Chemical – November 5, 2015
- Smart cornfields of the future – July 18, 2015
- Discovery Of Vulnerability In Brain Tumor Stem Cells May Lead To Successful Brain Cancer Treatment – June 14, 2015
- Device Developed at WashU May Allow Sensations in Prosthetic Hands – May 14, 2015
- Light — not pain-killing drugs — used to activate brain’s opioid receptors – May 1, 2015
- World’s fastest 2-D camera may enable new scientific discoveries – December 6, 2014
- Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells – October 26, 2014
- Plasmonic Paper – October 13, 2014
- The Dwindling Stock of Antibiotics, and What to Do About It- October 11, 2014
- New Hand-Held Device Uses Lasers, Sound Waves for Deeper Melanoma Imaging – August 8, 2014
- A protein key to the next Green Revolution sits for its portrait – May 3, 2014
- Copper nanowires could become basis for new solar cells – April 27, 2014
- Special Glasses Help Surgeons “See Cancer”
- Shining a little light changes metal into semiconductor
- Aging really is ‘in your head’
- How Surveillance Changes Behavior: A Restaurant Workers Case Study
- How rice twice became a crop and twice became a weed — and what it means for the future
- Are human genes patentable?
- The dangers of surveillance – it’s bad, but why?
- New Device Traps Particulates and Kills Airborne Pathogens
- The world’s big trees are dying
- New COPD and Asthma drugs limiting excess mucus could save lives
- A complex logic circuit made from bacterial genes
- In Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future
- Company Unveils DNA Sequencing Device Meant to Be Portable, Disposable and Cheap
- Novel Metal Catalysts May Be Able to Turn Greenhouse Gases Into Liquid Fuels
- New Fuel Cell Catalyst Enables a Cost-Effective Fuel Cell Technology