University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (also Milwaukee, UWM or UW- Milwaukee named ) is a public university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

The University is part of the University of Wisconsin System and is according to the University of Wisconsin- Madison, the second largest university in this system. Currently around 30,000 students from more than 80 countries are enrolled at the Faculty of 1623 employees. The university is known for its research and teaching in the field of architecture and urban planning. It offered 180 degrees, 94 bachelor's, 53 master's and include the 32 doctoral programs.


The history of the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee to the year 1885, when the Milwaukee State Normal School opened to meet the demands of residents for academic education. Today University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee was founded in 1956 as a result of a merger of the old University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State College of Milwaukee (formerly Milwaukee State Normal School ).

Scientific institutions

The institutes and facilities of the UW- Milwaukee are spread over 14 organizational units:

  • Architecture and urban planning
  • Business ( Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business )
  • Adult education
  • Health Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • Information Sciences
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Letters and Science
  • Education
  • Peck School of the Arts
  • Public Health
  • School of Freshwater Sciences


Famous is the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee for their college basketball team The Milwaukee Panthers. The sports teams are members of the Horizon League.

Famous people

  • Insoo Kim Berg (1934-2007), a psychotherapist and founder of the solution -focused brief therapy
  • Alberto Fujimori ( '72 MS Mathematics ), former president of Peru ( 1990-2000)
  • Phil Katz ( '84, BS Computer Science), developer of the ZIP archive file format
  • Mildred Harnack, American- German literary scholar and resistance fighter against National Socialism
  • Jack Kilby ( '50 MS Electronic Engineering ), Nobel Laureate in physics
  • Golda Meir ( '17, Education), former Prime Minister of Israel
  • Mo Mowlam, teacher and British politician of the Labour Party
  • Tony Sanneh, football player
  • Willem Dafoe, Hollywood actor
  • Virginia Satir ( '36 BA Education), family therapist, "Mother of Family Therapy "