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Research and Strategic Partnerships

Through research and strategic partnerships, PSU faculty and students respond to the challenges in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.

How do we build a stronger, more prosperous region?

This fundamental challenge spurs research and strategic partnerships 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.

Our growing emphasis on research, topping $58 million in expenditures for the 2010 academic year, signals the transformation of the University into an incubator for innovation and exploration.
Download our 2010 Research Report (PDF)

Building on the distinct character of our location and legacy, we're establishing Oregon's leading urban research university as one of the nation's best.

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Our outstanding faculty — Profiles in research, teaching, and partnerships

Research Centers and Insitutes at PSU

Strategic partnerships — Our strategic alliances with Oregon Health & Science University and Portland General Electric.

Economic Development Report (PDF) — PSU's $1.4 billion annual impact

Innovation — Intellectual property, patents, and licensing

Opportunities for faculty and students

Research Profiles