Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having “very high research activity,” the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is recognized for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, education, tropical agriculture, cancer, and genetics.
Top Public University
One of only a handful of institutions nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution, UH Mānoa is ranked in the top 30 public universities in federal research funding for engineering and science and 49th overall by the National Science Foundation. UH Mānoa received $333 million per annum in extramural awards averaged over the last five years. Seven of UH Mānoa's faculty are currently members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Institute of Medicine.
Kaunānā is the online research publication of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
UH Mānoa is home to some of the world's most unique research facilities.
For example, this includes the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics & Planetology, with laboratories in cosmochemistry, infrared spectroscopy, infrasound, paleomagnetics, and Raman spectroscopy.
The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology at Coconut Island offers year-round access to Kaneʻohe Bay as well as flumes simulating coral reef flat environments, reef microcosm tanks, controlled tidal ponds, and much more.
The Institute for Astronomy conducts research into galaxies, cosmology, stars, planets, and the Sun at its world-class astronomical observing facilities on Oʻahu, Maui, and the Big Island.