Academic Partner

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

PhD Programs Supported with ARCS Scholar Awards

College of Engineering (Civil, Electrical and Computer, or Mechanical Engineering)

College of Natural Sciences (Botany, Chemistry, Communication and Information Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbioloby, Physics, Zoology)

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (Entomology, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, Nutritional Sciences, Tropical Plant Pathology, Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences)

John A. Burns School of Medicine (Cell and Molecular Biology, Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Tropical Medicine)

School of Ocean and Earth Sciences (Atmospheric Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Ocean and Resources Engineering, Oceanography)

Institute for Astronomy

Marine Biology Graduate Program

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology graduate specialization (for students in approved programs)

ARCS Honolulu 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 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.

News About the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Diabetes Research: ARCS member secures $11 million for UH medical school. Read more

AAAS Fellow: Astronomer Alan Tokunaga inducted. Read more

Record Research Funding: University sets record for seond consecutive year. Read more

Kyoto Prize: Groundbreaking researcher Dr. Ryuzo Yanagimachi honored. Read more

Medical Research: The John A. Burns School of Medicine partners with The Queens Health Systems and a faculty professional group. Read more