Since opening our doors in 1849, the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus has guided students to think critically in their search for knowledge. UW–Madison is the flagship university of the UW System, and we are among the most prolific research institutions in the world. Every day, our students receive instruction from world-class faculty members and solve real-world problems. And with the Wisconsin Idea as our guiding principle, we’re not only changing the 936 acres we call home—Badgers are also creating a better future for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world. We are continually moving forward in our goal to make a positive and lasting impact through all our initiatives.