UH Mānoa is internationally recognized for pioneering research in a number of fields and disciplines such as astronomy, cancer research, genetics, linguistics, oceanography, and Pacific Island and Asian studies. In fact, UH Mānoa is consistently ranked among the top 1.5% of nearly 24,000 universities in the world! We are also one of the most ethnically-diverse institutions of higher education in the country with over 140 countries and regions represented by the UH Mānoa student population. With a choice of 98 different majors, 85 graduate majors, 53 doctoral degrees, and 5 first-professional degrees, many international students havecompleted their education at UH Mānoa.
The areas of global research leadership are Astronomy, Cancer Research, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Indigenous Knowledge, Ethnomusicology, Biogenesis, Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, Translational Health Science Simulation Center, Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Cyber-Enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment, Ethnomathematics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Ocean and Earth (Vulcanology) Sciences.