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"The University of Wisconsin System is a tremendous economic driver and innovation hub for the state. We appreciate the investment of Wisconsin citizens, through many generations, that has built the UW System into one of the best in the country and UW–Madison into one of the strongest public research universities in the nation."UW Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin
Show your support for UW–Madison in the next state budget.
Read news stories of UW–Madison's impact
Our news site features projects, programs, partnerships, research and more.
Explore UW–Madison's impact across Wisconsin
From empowering local businesses to emboldening the next generation of leaders and doers, there’s no stopping a Badger from shaping a brighter future for the State of Wisconsin and those who call it home. Visit our impact site to learn all the ways UW–Madison makes impact across the state.
Discover UW–Madison's economic impact
UW–Madison, UW-affiliated organizations and UW-related startups contribute $30.8 billion per year to the Wisconsin economy, according to a February 2021 report issued by Northstar Analytics, LLC. This economic activity supports more than 232,000 jobs and generates $1 billion in state and local taxes. Learn more.
Find out more about UW–Madison's budget
Learn about the historic trends of funding sources for UW–Madison, as well as how we're improving access, affordability, and workforce development.
Engineering the Future
Learn more about the impact of the College of Engineering and their proposal for a new vibrant, multifunctional engineering building that stimulates collaboration, sparks discoveries and allows the college to train generations of engineering leaders to solve the world’s challenges.
About the Budget
- UW–Madison 2023-25 Biennial Budget Priorities (PDF)
- Capital Budget Project Overview - College of Engineering (PDF)
- UW System 2023-25 Budget Request Overview (PDF)
- Full UW System 2023-25 Biennial Budget Request (PDF)
- State Budget Process & Timeline
- About the Legislative Fiscal Bureau
- Wisconsin Legislators
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Download this guide to showing your support for our priorities. (hint: if you reviewed the resources above, you’re well on your way!).
Visit the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s email petition to find out how you can show support for UW–Madison.
Visit the Wisconsin Alumni Association page to learn about events and action that alumni and friends of the university can take to support our priorities.
For budget questions, ideas and outreach planning, contact UW–Madison Government Affairs staff.
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