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- Long overdue facility improvements are viewed as an enabler of increased research output at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
, and Chancellor Carlos Santiago says he is making a pitch to investors to help finance two new research campuses away from the university's east side Milwaukee campus.
Santiago wants separate campuses for the UWM engineering school and for biomedical and advanced automation research and teaching, and he wants them in the proximity of the
Milwaukee Regional Medical Center
and Milwaukee County Research Park
, both located in Wauwatosa in the western portion of Milwaukee County. They would represent the first major expansion of UWM facilities since the early 1970s.
Earlier this week, the university announced it would receive a $1 million grant from Rockwell Automation for the purpose of supporting the advanced automation industry.
Santiago has established a Research Growth Initiative to give UWM a greater role in fostering economic growth in metropolitan Milwaukee, and has begun a national search for a new research dean to replace Abbas Ourmazd.Related stories
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