University of Wisconsin

Metrics

University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Program
UniverCity Year
Years
2016-Present
Case Type
Program Stories
School Size
Greater than 40,000
Focus Areas
Democratic Governance, Economic and Social Inclusion, Environment Sustainability
Discipline
Agricultural Sciences, Civil Engineering, Communications, Economics, Environmental Studies, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Leadership, Library Sciences, Public Health, Real Estate, Urban and Regional Planning
Region
USA

UniverCity Year

Website | univercity.wisc.edu
Twitter | @UWUniverCity
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UniverCity Year is a three-phase partnership between UW-Madison and one community in Wisconsin.

The concept is simple. The community partner identifies projects that would benefit from UW-Madison expertise. Faculty from across the university incorporate these projects into their courses, and UniverCity Year staff provide administrative support to ensure the collaboration’s success.

The results are powerful. Partners receive big ideas and feasible recommendations that spark momentum towards a more sustainable, livable, and resilient future.

Join us as we create better places together.

The community partner identifies sustainability and livability projects that would benefit from UW-Madison expertise. Faculty from across the university incorporate these projects into their courses with graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. UniverCity Year staff members provide administrative support to help keep the collaboration running efficiently and effectively. The result is on-the-ground interaction, problem solving, and momentum for a community working toward a more sustainable and livable future.

In phase one, the community partner identifies projects that would benefit from UW-Madison expertise, and UniverCity Year staff match projects with faculty across the university. In phase two, faculty incorporate these projects into their courses with graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. During phase three, UniverCity Year staff provide project implementation support. Throughout the partnership, UniverCity Year staff provide administrative support to help keep the collaboration running efficiently and effectively. The result is on-the-ground impact and momentum for a community working toward a more sustainable and livable future.

Fun Facts about UniverCity Year

Public or Private Institution | Public
Number of students at institution | 43,820

Year Program Established | 2016
Country | US
Federal Region of Program | 5


Highlight Articles/Videos

Badger Talks Live: UniverCity Alliance’s partnership with School of Medicine and Public Health
Egg Harbor Pushes for a Future Free of Single-Use Plastics
Wisconsin Rapids and UniverCity Year partner to promote diversity through art
The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Village of Waunakee partner through UniverCity Year to address diversity and inclusion
Juda School partners with UW to reduce carbon footprint
Read up on the latest news from the UniverCity Year here!

Past City Partners

2015-2018 | City of Monona, WI • Population: 8,000
2016-2019 | Dane County, WI • Population: 516,000
2017-2020 | Green County, WI • Population: 37,200
2018-2021 | Pepin County, WI • Population: 7,287
2019-2022 | Adams County, WI • Population: 20,220
2019-2022 | Brown County, WI • Population: 264,542
2019-2022 | Egg Harbor, WI • Population: 202
2019-2022 | Marshall, WI • Population: 4,050
2019-2022 | La Crosse County, WI • Population: 118,016
2019-2022 | Milwaukee County, WI • Population: 945,726
2019-2022 | Wisconsin Rapids, WI • Population: 18,877
2020-2023 | Marathon County, WI • Population: 135,692
2020-2023 | Racine County, WI • Population: 196,311
2020-2023 | Waunakee, WI • Population: 18,877
2021-2024 | Columbia County, WI • Population: 57,532
2021-2024 | City of Stoughton, WI • Population: 13,114
2021-2024 | Polk County, WI • Population: 43,783
2021-2024 | Outagamie County, WI • Population: 187,885
2021-2024 | Koshkonong Creek Collaborative

Contact Info

Gavin Luter
Director, UniverCity Alliance
(608) 261-1141
gavin@cows.org

Abigail Becker
Communications & Outreach Specialist, UniverCity Alliance
(608) 262-1839
albecker4@wisc.edu