Welcome message from OSU’s interim Vice President for Research
The impact of Oregon State University research reaches throughout our state, the nation and the world to address grand global challenges. As Oregon’s land grant university with internationally recognized faculty, the work of our research enterprise creates immediate and visible impacts in Oregon communities and well beyond our borders. OSU’s research activity is grounded in our colleges, schools and departments as well as the many centers and institutes. A longstanding culture of low disciplinary walls and a high spirit of collaboration provide a strong foundation for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and undergraduates to pursue research, discovery and innovation.
Oregon State’s collaborative research culture is more important than ever as we work to grow our collective work. Our research partnerships extend beyond OSU to other universities—both in the U.S. and internationally—as well as to government and industry. This work across sectors enables OSU faculty to pursue larger funding pools and provides our students with valuable experiences working for a national laboratory or private company. In addition, OSU research creates knowledge that leads to innovations, commercial products and services, and even spawns new industries that can significantly impact the economy. We actively support the launch and growth of research-based startups in fields such as medicine and energy storage. We are proud of our growing research numbers, what matters more is the impact of our research to advance solutions and forge new discoveries. Research plays a starring role in our work and will continue to do so in the future as we strive to address society’s grand challenges.
- Dr. Irem Y. Tumer