Wayne State University, Michigan's only urban research university, is among the nation's prestigious 3.6 percent of universities with Carnegie classification of RU/VH (Research Universities, Very High research activity). In Fiscal Year 2006, The University received $149,158,745 in research support from federal agencies. Wayne's 1,676 faculty members make a major contribution to research in engineering; science and medicine; arts and humanities; and social sciences. From 1997 to 2006, WSU faculty members were authors and co-authors of 21,000 journal articles. Survey results in The Scientist magazine placed Wayne among the 15 best research institutions at which to work in academia.
Listed below are selected SIS faculty's recent research activities.