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Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park? Dr. Yangdong Pan wants to know if algae in the waters of China's Jiuzhaigou National Reserve can help conservationists preserve the natural...
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.