Where innovation drives change

At the UW School of Social Work, we are in the business of turning powerful new ideas into lasting social change. We have been developing and testing the science needed to transform communities and improve lives for decades. Today, our innovation-to-impact model informs, drives and strengthens everything we do.

Learning that values diversity, teaching recognized for excellence, and research that sparks real change: these are the hallmarks of our School and the mainstays of an advanced social work practice that is critical to solving the pressing social issues of our day.


Ranked #1 in the world

In 2017, the School of Social Work was ranked No. 1 in the world by the Center for University Rankings along with 45 UW science and social science disciplines that ranked in the top 10.

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How we collaborate for change

Our 2018 Impact Report underscores what researchers have known for decades: that diverse teams are more innovative, creative and effective in achieving lasting, meaningful change.