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Beaver Nation takes care of the ocean

Oregon State University has launched the Marine Studies Initiative, a new model to address emerging issues and challenges facing Oregon and the world.

Reach: partnering with the forgotten women of Uganda

College of Business students are learning through international experiences and working to make the world a better place. Watch the film.

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Buoys and gliders stand watch on the Pacific Ocean.

Distinguished professor:

Margaret Burnett breaks barriers, helps students overcome them.

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Peter Clark raises awareness of climate change impacts.

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A global leader, a statewide partner

Oregon State researchers provide national and international leadership in the environment, technology, agriculture and public health. The economic impact in Oregon alone: $607 million in 2015, according to ECONorthwest. Oregon’s leading public research university partners with communities and businesses across the state to solve problems.

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Our students do more than study

Jeannie Sullivan studies whales and works as a tour ambassador for the Office of Admissions.

Saving the oceans, saving the world

The Marine Studies Initiative is a university-wide commitment and a new model for teaching, research and outreach to address emerging issues and challenges facing the world’s oceans. It builds on Oregon State’s deep history of nationally ranked programs, world-leading research and premier facilities to help sustain healthy oceans and ensure wellness, environmental health and economic prosperity for future generations.

Ph.D. student Ryan McMinds has traveled the world investigating the effects of climate change and other threats to coral reefs.

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Oregon’s statewide university begins in Corvallis

Oregon State University’s hometown is consistently ranked among the best college towns in the nation — as well as one of the smartest, safest and most sustainable. Learn all the reasons why Corvallis is a great place to live and learn.

And Corvallis is just a starting point. Oregon State brings leadership, innovation and excellence to every corner of Oregon. That includes pharmacy, veterinary medicine and professional MBA programs in Portland, world-class marine science programs in Newport, and a four-year branch campus in Bend.

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A multiple award-winning production designer for Pixar Animation Studios, Harley Jessup ’76 still uses the dedication and skills he honed at Oregon State.

Beaver Nation is everywhere — with stories of people and places, dreamers and doers who make the world better.

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A 21st century land grant for Oregon, the nation and the world

Designated the state’s land grant institution in 1868, Oregon State University continues to fulfill its mission of accessible education, problem-solving research and outreach that serves communities statewide. Oregon is our natural laboratory, and with a presence in all 36 counties — from coast to valley, mountains to high desert, cities to farms and ranches — our impact reaches across Oregon and beyond.