Academics

A Place for the Curious

We're a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) meaning we're one of the top 36 public research universities in the nation. We're one of two AAU members in the Pacific Northwest, and the only one in Oregon.

Ducks dive into research to find answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. We’re using big data to save and improve lives, striving to predict earthquakes and prevent deadly disease. We’re combining expertise across disciplines in math, biology, and genomics with bioengineering, neuroengineering, and precision medicine to fight cancer. We're redefining research education with the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, shaping the next generation of scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs, ready to serve Oregon, the nation, and the world.

A head start on discovery

Innovation is our favorite UO tradition. That's why we have the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium—to highlight the outstanding original research, creative work, and community-based projects our undergraduates produce. Whether you’re interested in Latin American street art as political protest or focused ion beam scanning electron microscopes, the Undergraduate Research Symposium is the place to present, discover, and collaborate.

Research   Undergraduate Research Symposium

73%
OF STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED IN RESEARCH ACTIVITY
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HOME FOR BIOENGINEERS, SCIENTISTS, AND ENTREPRENEURS TO ACCELERATE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT: THE KNIGHT CAMPUS
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It's Your Move
Majors, Minors, and Programs

Find a Major

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Top Scholars

Our community of high-achieving students is relentlessly pursuing knowledge and applying new ideas to real-world issues.

Top Scholar Opportunities

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STEM at the UO

If you’re interested in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics, join a cohort that asks questions—and finds answers.

STEM Opportunities

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Choose your Venture

For those who aspire to a career in enterprise, you’ll learn by doing and be connected with our network of innovative alumni.

Venture Opportunities

 
more than
300
study-abroad programs
in more than
70
countries and
25%
of undergraduates study abroad
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The Most Exciting Thing You Do Here

Might Not Be Done Here

Our campus looks like a campus, but it's actually an enormous springboard to discovery.

Communication campaigns in Argentina. Intensive Arabic in Amman. Climate-change research in Norway. We provide you with unparalleled access to life-changing programs around the world. So where do you want to go? What do you want to do? We'll help you get out there and do it.

Study Abroad

 

Why UO

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