Mighty Oregon


Higher Education. Higher Purpose.


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"Our world is grappling with major challenges. To meet the demands of tomorrow, higher education must transform, and the University of Oregon is leading the way. As Oregon’s flagship public research university, we are driven to seek solutions and make a positive, lasting impact on our communities, our nation and world. And we do so in service to the greater public good. This is not just our purpose—it is our calling."

Patrick Phillips, Interim President and Professor of Biology
 
patrick phillips

"Our world is grappling with major challenges. To meet the demands of tomorrow, higher education must transform, and the University of Oregon is leading the way. As Oregon’s flagship public research university, we are driven to seek solutions and make a positive, lasting impact on our communities, our nation and world. And we do so in service to the greater public good. This is not just our purpose—it is our calling."

Patrick Phillips, Interim President and Professor of Biology
 

The University of Oregon has long served as an agent of change and innovation. For more than a century, we’ve grown along with our state and region. Through it all, we’ve been steadfast in our focus on the future. A place for big ideas, we push the boundaries of knowledge and prepare our students for fulfilling, impactful careers and lives. 

In a time of unparalleled challenges, our university is striving for the greater good. As researchers, educators, and learners, we’re called upon to help make a better world for all humanity. 

Our legacy of transformative research, teaching, and innovation was built through nearly 150 years of inspired collaborations. Now, we’ve gathered our collective strengths to answer the call of tomorrow. We’ve identified nine key challenges where we have the resources, culture, and expertise to tackle, solve, and excel. 

Determined to make a difference, we continue to build a truly Mighty Oregon. 

 

Creating a new profession of prevention practitioners to tackle the children’s behavioral health crisis



 

Rapidly transforming discoveries into impact through new materials, devices knowledge, and treatments


 

Solving problems and understanding our world by making decisions earlier, faster, and better


 

Creating climate solutions for a just, sustainable and livable future 

 
Optimizing human performance for better health and well-being

 
Scientists, makers, and entrepreneurs creating solutions and products, and supporting small business and industry
 

Understanding our world while improving communications and collaboration across diverse cultures

 
Seeking new perspectives, celebrating differences, removing barriers, lifting voices, fighting oppression and welcoming all to improve our university and world
 
Preparing well-educated, career-ready and socially responsible students to be change-makers, contributors, creators and leaders

 
Creating a new profession of prevention practitioners to tackle the children’s behavioral health crisis

 

Rapidly transforming discoveries into impact through new materials, devices knowledge, and treatments

 

Solving problems and understanding our world by making decisions earlier, faster, and better


 


 

Creating climate solutions for a just, sustainable and livable future 


 
Optimizing human performance for better health and well-being


 
Scientists, makers, and entrepreneurs creating solutions and products, and supporting small business and industry
 
Understanding our world while improving communications and collaboration across diverse cultures


 
Seeking new perspectives, celebrating differences, removing barriers, lifting voices, fighting oppression and welcoming all to improve our university and world
 
Preparing well-educated, career-ready and socially responsible students to be change-makers, contributors, creators and leaders

 

Discovery and Impact News

Read about how University of Oregon students, researchers, faculty and alumni are improving our community and world.

New academic programs and research breakthroughs, a record-breaking class of incoming students and a sense of togetherness not experienced in years marked 2022
A new portable tool that uses lasers to measure the composition of glacial ice, data that can help determine how fast that ice is melting
UO's new institute for children’s behavioral health is poised to address the youth mental health crisis
Damien Callahan works with elite athletes to study how muscle plasticity influences rehabilitation after injury

 

The Women's Innovation Network (WIN) brings together the UO community and entrepreneurs to overcome gender-based barriers
Co-authored by Knight Campus researchers, the special edition review paper appears in the journal Science Translational Medicine
The program launched in the fall of 2020 as part of the Presidential Initiative in Data Science
Financial aid, academic and cultural elements aim to boost retention, on-time graduation
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