University of Washington
|University of Washington|
(Eng. "Let there be light")
|founding||November 4, 1861|
|place||Seattle , Washington ( United States )|
|president||Ana Mari Cauce|
|Students||47,392 (fall trimester 2018)|
|Foundation assets||$ 3.1 billion|
|Networks||Association of American Universities|
The university consists of three parts: the largest 2.8 km² campus in Seattle , and two other higher learning institutions in Tacoma and Bothell . The university is a member of the Association of American Universities , an association of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900.
It is one of the strongest research universities in the world and one of the best state universities in the USA, the so-called Public Ivy Universities. According to the US News & World Report Global Ranking, the University of Washington ranks 10th among all universities in the world and 2nd among all public institutions in the USA. In the ranking of the Academic Ranking of World Universities of Shanghai University, it ranks 16th worldwide. The university is particularly outstanding in medicine, computer science, and the natural and engineering sciences. The faculties for Public Policy / Public Affairs , Health Sciences and Nonprofit Management are also among the best in the country. It is also one of the top performing research universities in the world and is ranked 5th by the American National Science Foundation in terms of annual research expenditure.
It is also worth mentioning that the University of Washington is one of the richest universities in the world with a current endowment of 3.1 billion US dollars. In financial and structural terms, it benefits in particular from its historically grown proximity to technology companies such as Microsoft , Amazon , Nintendo and Boeing , which are based in the Seattle metropolitan area . To set the graduates of the University of Washington at major IT and high-tech companies in Seattle, the Silicon Valley and Silicon Forest which, according alma mater staggered largest employee group.
Forbes magazine selected the 2.8 km 2 campus with its over 500 buildings, 26 libraries, green spaces and vistas as one of the 15 most beautiful in the USA.
The city of Seattle in the US state of Washington was one of the first settlements to emerge in the newly established Washington Territory between the mid and late 19th century . In 1854, Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens recommended the establishment of a university in Washington. Some prominent Seattle residents, led by Methodist minister Daniel Bagley, saw this idea as an opportunity to increase Seattle's prestige . They were able to convince Arthur A. Denny , co-founder and member of the government of the Washington Territory, of this idea. It created a law , the two universities, one and one in Seattle in Lewis County envisaged. Shortly thereafter, however, this was changed to the effect that a university would only be established in Lewis County, provided that land would be donated locally.
However, when no property was found, Denny suggested in 1858 that the university be relocated to Seattle. In 1861 the search for a suitable piece of land (40,000 m²) began to serve as a campus for the university. Denny, along with fellow pioneers Edward Lander and Charlie Terry, donated a piece of land at Denny's Knoll , an area that is now downtown Seattle. The area was between today's 4th and 6th Avenues, which border the area to the west and east, and between Union and Seneca Streets to the north and south.
The university officially opened its doors on November 4, 1861. At the beginning the university struggled with some problems and had to close three times: in 1863 for lack of students, in 1867 and 1876 for lack of funds. By the time Washington joined the Union in 1889 , however, Seattle and the university had grown significantly. At the beginning about 30 students were enrolled, now there are over 300. The growing number of students required a new campus. It was therefore a committee set up under the direction of Edmond Meany - should find a place for a new campus - himself a graduate of the University. The committee selected a site in Union Bay, northeast of the city center.
In 1895 the university was moved to the new location. The newly constructed building was named Denny Hall . In 1899 the previous building of today's Burke Museum was set up on the campus . The attempt to sell the old campus failed. The area of the old campus still belongs to the university and is called the Metropolitan Tract . It is in the heart of the city and one of Seattle's most valuable real estate areas, it brings in several million dollars in revenue each year .
The University of Washington sports teams are the huskies . The university is a member of the Pacific-12 Conference . The college football team plays at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium . The basketball teams of women and men volleyball team of women and the gymnasts at the University are in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion home.
- Linda B. Buck - Nobel Prize Physiology / Medicine 2004
- Hans G. Dehmelt - Nobel Prize in Physics 1989
- Edmond H. Fischer - Nobel Prize Physiology / Medicine 1992
- Leland H. Hartwell - 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine
- Edwin G. Krebs - Nobel Prize Physiology / Medicine 1992
- William F. Sharpe - Nobel Prize in Economics 1990
- E. Donnall Thomas - Nobel Prize Physiology / Medicine 1990
- Elizabeth Bishop - poet
- William H. Calvin - evolutionary biologist
- August Dvorak - educational psychologist
- Vernon Louis Parrington - Pulitzer Prize History 1928.
- Robert Phelps - mathematician
- Ralph L. Roys , anthropologist, Mayan historian
- Stephen Schwartz - pathologist
- Carole Terry - musician (organist)
- Charles Tiebout - economist
- George Wallerstein - astronomer
- Hellmut Wilhelm - Sinologist
- Karl Wittfogel - sinologist and historian
- Norman Wolf - Age Researcher
- Ernst Behler - philosophy and literary historian
- Linda B. Buck (BS 1975, BS 1975) - Nobel Prize Physiology / Medicine 2004
- George Hitchings (1927, 1928) - Nobel Prize Physiology / Medicine 1988
- Martin Rodbell (PhD 1954) - Nobel Prize Physiology / Medicine 1994
- George Stigler - Nobel Prize in Economics 1982
Art, film and television
- William Bolcom - composer, Pulitzer Prize Music
- The Brothers Four - Band from the 1960s
- Dyan Cannon - actress
- Larry Coryell - jazz guitarist
- James Caviezel - actor
- Chuck Close - Artist (Photorealist)
- Jeffrey Combs - actor
- Imogen Cunningham - photographer
- Ernest Martin - theater director, artistic director and actor
- Anna Faris (1999) - actress
- Kenny G - soprano saxophonist
- Leann Hunley - actress
- Richard Karn - actor
- Bruce Lee - actor
- Kyle MacLachlan - actor
- Katrin Sieg (Ph.D. 1991) - German theater scholar, author and university lecturer
- Dawn Wells (1960) - actress
- Martin Welzel (DMA 2005) - German musician (organist)
- Helmut Bonheim (Ph.D. 1959) - Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Cologne
- David Eddings - writer
- David Guterson - writer
- Frank Herbert - science fiction writer
- Tom Robbins - writer
- Robert Zubrin - science fiction writer
Politics and military
- Christine Gregoire (BA 1969) - Washington State Governor
- Leslie Groves - former major general in the US Army
- Henry M. Jackson (JD 1935) - former US Senator
- Rob McKenna (BA 1985, BA 1985) - Attorney General
- Jeannette Rankin - first female MP to the US House of Representatives
- Mario Bailey - American football player
- Chris Chandler - American Football Player
- Corey Dillon - American Football Player
- Jermaine Kearse - American football player
- Olin Kreutz - football player
- Hugh McElhenny - American football player
- Kaleb McGary - American football player
- Warren Moon - American Football Player
- Marcus Peters - football player
- Nate Robinson - basketball player
- Brandon Roy - basketball player
- Bob Sapp - kickboxer, football player
- Detlef Schrempf - basketball player
- Hope Solo - soccer player
- Isaiah Thomas - basketball player
- Rod Thorn - basketball player
- Arnie Weinmeister - American football player
- Christian Welp - basketball player
- Kasen Williams - American football player
- Wildcat Wilson - American football player
Science and technology
- Michael P. Anderson (1981) - astronaut
- Bill Atkinson - designer of the Apple computer
- Daniel R. Carter - Founder and CEO of Windmill Investments in Salem / Oregon
- Albert Scott Crossfield (BS 1949, MS 1950) - astronaut
- Robert A. Dahl (1915) political scientist
- Trachette Jackson (* 1972), mathematician and university professor
- Robert Kennicutt - astronomer
- Gary Kildall - computer scientist
- Neal E. Miller (1931) - psychologist
- Tim Paterson (1978) - Computer Scientist (MS-DOS System)
- Howard P. Robertson (1922, 1923) - cosmologist
- Ivan Taslimson - architect and designer
- Bob Wallace - Computer Scientist
- Minoru Yamasaki (1934) - architect
- Washington Escarpment , an Antarctic step named after the University of Washington
- University of Washington (English)
- US News & World Report Best Global University Ranking. Retrieved October 31, 2018 .
- ARWU, "Ranking of the best universities in the world" .
- US News & World Report Best Medical Schools. Retrieved October 31, 2018 .
- Best Public Affairs Programs, US News and World Report. Retrieved October 31, 2018 .
- Best Public Health Schools, US News and World Report. Retrieved October 31, 2018 .
- Best Nonprofit Management Programs, US News and World Report. Retrieved October 31, 2018 .
- NCCR, "Ranking of the world's strongest research universities" .
- Annual Endowment Report. Retrieved October 31, 2018 .
- Analysis of Top Colleges in Tech. Retrieved October 31, 2018 .
- Forbes Magazine, "Ranking America's Most Beautiful Campus" .
- History of rowing section (English)