Ducks dive into research to find answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions, in areas like climate change, education, health and disease prevention. We’re striving to predict earthquakes, building better medical devices, designing clothing that fits every body, and informing wildfire policy decisions. We’re redefining science and research education for the 21st century, shaping future generations of scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are ready to serve Oregon, the nation, and the world.
The University of Oregon is defining a public university of the future by focusing and strengthening research, teaching and public service excellence efforts across strengths in the environment, data science, innovation, sport and wellness and diversity.
The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact embodies a new paradigm for pioneering scientific inquiry that accelerates the cycle of translating discoveries into innovations, products, or cures. The Knight Campus was made possible by a $500 million lead gift from Penny and Phil Knight in 2016 and followed up with a second $500 million gift in 2021.
Grants to UO investigators are funding projects examining the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, a push to make artificial intelligence technology more widely accessible, a multi-university institute devoted to racial and climate justice and other high-impact research across disciplines.
The UO creates a fertile environment where new ideas, products and processes with social or economic impact can thrive.
“As a university, we want to remove barriers to translating discoveries into innovations with real-world impact. This year, we’ve seen exciting growth in this space.”