Academic Partner

Supporting the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa for Half a Century

Academic Units Supported

and interdisciplinary Marine Biology Graduate Program (PhD); Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Program (graduate specialization); and Communication and Information Sciences Program (PhD).

School Partners with Major Medical Center

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa's John A. Burns School of Medicine is partnering with The Queens Health Systems and a faculty professional group to expand medical education and research. Read more

ARCS Foundation is a Star Donor for a Stellar University

Cheryl Ernst and David LassnerFormer Honolulu Chapter President Cheryl Ernst joined University of Hawai‘i President David Lassner at a Hōkū (Star) Society event for the University of Hawai‘i Foundation’s most exclusive group of philanthropists. Since 1974, ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter has provided more than $2 million of support for UH Mānoa doctoral candidates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and health disciplines.

Classified as a research university (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching, UH Mānoa is on par with members of the prestigious Association of American Universities in attracting extramural funding. The 10-campus UH System topped half a billion dollars for the first time in the 2022 fical year, with the flagship Mānoa campus accounting for $366 million of that.

The university was placed among the top 1% of universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and ranked 12th internationally for earth and environmental sciences by Nature Index based on publications in Nature and 67 other prestigious, peer-reviewed journals. In 2021, it was selected to host NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research.