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Language Instruction gets a 21st Century Makeover

Language Instruction gets a 21st Century Makeover
Research Excellence Award winner, Dr. Steve Thorne takes innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages.

Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies

Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies
Innovations from the lab of Dr. Jun Jiao remove carcinogens from waste water.

Getting Your House in Order

Getting Your House in Order
Associate Professor Lisa K. Bates partners with the Portland Housing Center to develop and assess a culturally specific financial education course designed for African-Americans.
Providing Civic Leadership, Achieving Global Excellence

Nearly two decades ago, Portland State University embraced a new approach to education — one that made the community an active partner in the classroom. Students and faculty put theory to practice and work with businesses, nonprofits, civic groups, and government agencies to solve real problems facing our region.

Today, we are harnessing the strengths of community engagement to establish PSU as a leading urban research university. Through strong alliances with industry, government agencies, and other universities, we serve as a catalyst for innovation and prosperity for the region.