Nestled between rivers, mountains, and a rocky coastline—we’re all about beautiful contrasts.
We’re relentlessly innovative, but grounded in a history we’re constantly learning from. We’re thinkers who create, builders who dream, adventurers, and change agents happily rooted in our own personal arboretum.
We love technology and nature, abstract art and discrete mathematics. We believe in respect and inclusion, conversation, and collaboration, and we’re always interested in diverse perspectives.
“Focusing my studies globally is not to learn how to have all the answers, but to be equipped with the ability to interact with communities and people internationally, to help create a better world that is possible for all humankind.”
“Knowing that I am able to participate in a program that centers itself around students, and values what they have to bring to the table inspires me as a mujer and as a mexicana to take up space in this institution.”
Ducks dive into research to find answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. We’re using big data to save and improve lives, striving to predict earthquakes and prevent deadly disease. We’re combining expertise across disciplines in math, biology, and genomics with bioengineering, neuroengineering, and precision medicine to fight cancer.
of Knight Campus internship graduates are employed within 3 months
Building for the Future
Even in my short time here, the evolution of the Knight Campus has been extraordinary, as we pursue science that helps people. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Knight for your investment and belief in us. Today, we celebrate not only how far we’ve come, but also how much further we will go, as we accelerate our efforts to help more people, sooner, reshaping not only discovery but also modern medicine.
Marian Hettiaratchi, Assistant Professor, Knight Campus
The UO is one of six founding partners in the new Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, a global effort to promote wellness and peak performance through discovery and innovation. Based at the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, the UO’s role in the alliance spans multiple areas on campus, including the Bowerman Sports Science Center. Alliance researchers will study peak physical performance in their efforts to advance human health, helping us all lead healthier, more active lives.