Impact & Partnerships

Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University of Oregon and essential to Oregon’s economic and civic vitality. Research is wide ranging at a major university like UO. It prepares students for a changing world, and shapes society in a multitude of ways.

  • Excellence in research attracts a world-class faculty to the university.
  • Research is an important part of student learning at both the undergraduate and graduate level, engaging students in the scholarly work of faculty, fostering inquiry and experimentation, and developing intellectual rigor and discipline.
  • University scholars advance the civic, social, and cultural landscape of our communities and serve as a resource for state policy makers.
  • Energizing Oregon’s economy, UO research contributes to the creation of new businesses and jobs.

Impact of Research & Innovation

UO research contributes millions of dollars to the Oregon economy, annually. Research creates jobs for the people who live in our communities, pay state taxes, and send their children to our schools.


By partnering with local, state, and national organizations, the University of Oregon extends the impact of research and academic endeavors to communities across the state and around the world.