Mighty Oregon

Higher Education. Higher Purpose.

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The 鶹ý 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 children’s behavioral health

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 children’s behavioral health

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 鶹ý 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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