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Distinguishing the institution nationally and internationally through the accomplishments of its faculty, reputation of its programs, and preparation of its students as world citizens.

How do we build a stronger, more prosperous region?

This fundamental challenge spurs research at Portland State University. Our faculty and students respond through efforts to improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being both here in the Pacific Northwest and beyond the Pacific Rim. Whether greening our built environment, improving prospects for all citizens, or preserving the ecosystems that support an increasingly urbanized region, Portland State researchers are building the blocks that form more resilient communities.


Info for Researchers

Find information about securing and managing sponsored projects and obtaining approvals from compliance committees.

Research Profiles

Browse profiles of our research faculty and students and learn about their efforts to change the world.

Centers and Institutes

Explore the research labs, centers, and institutes where our students experience hands on learning with some of the regions best and brightest.



Partnering with OHSU

Our close relationship with Oregon Health & Science University is one of our greatest research assets. We continually strive to make collaborating with OHSU as convenient as possible.