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About Us / University of Wisconsin-Madison History: In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Many of its programs are hailed as world leaders in instruction, research and public service. Origins The university traces its roots to a clause in the Wisconsin Constitution, which decreed that the state should have a prominent public university.