Oregon State University

Research

Oregon State University researchers are helping policymakers find solutions to the increasing frequency and severity of wildfires.

As Oregon’s leading public research institution, Oregon State University is meeting challenges and solving problems through discovery, innovation and application. OSU commercializes research through business partnerships, spinoff companies and licensing new technologies that turn ideas into reality.

Receiving almost $263 million in research funding in FY13, Oregon State earns more than 60 percent of the federal and private research funding in the Oregon University System. The university's private sector financing reached nearly $36 million in FY13, a 65-percent increase in the past five years. OSU is one of only two land, sea, space and sun grant institutions in the United States and holds top-tier research and community engagement designations from the Carnegie Foundation.

Oregon State is among the nation's leading research institutions in a range of fields: marine sciences, forestry, climate change, wave energy, sustainable food systems, nuclear engineering and public health.

See the Research Agenda, which defines the values, principles and thrusts of OSU's research enterprise.