Oregon State University
600 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-2128
Oregon State University is a comprehensive, public, research university and a
member of the Oregon university system serving as the state's land-, sea-, space- and
sun-grant institution—one of only two universities with such designation in the country.
OSU programs and faculty are located in every county of the state and are dedicated to
investigating the state's greatest challenges.
OSU considers the state of Oregon its campus and works in partnership with the P-12
school system, Oregon community colleges, and other OSU institutions to provide access
to high quality educational programs.
Strong collaborations with industry, state, and federal agencies drive OSU's research
Its annual research portfolio, the strong majority of which is supported by federal agencies,
grew by about $100 million between 2003 and 2010.
At $252 million in overall funding during 2008-09, OSU's recearch portfolio is an important
part of the university's overall budget.
OSU has by far the largest research program within the Oregon university system.
Research is conducted in each of OSU's colleges as well as through more than 20 special
programs, institutes and centers.
These include high-profile entities such as the Linus Pauling Institute, the Hatfield Marine
Science Center, the Institute for Natural Resources, the Oregon Climate Change Research
Institute, the Radiation Center, the Marine Mammal Institute, the Seafood Laboratory,
and the new Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center.
OSU also operates a system of Agricultural Experiment Station branches around the state.
The university has nationally ranked programs in agriculture, forestry, conservation biology,
fisheries and wildlife, and public health, as well as marine sciences.
OSU also has several unique facilities, including its own research forest, an ocean-going
research ship and several smaller vessels, and the nation's largest tsunami wave basin.
Community ~people and organizations associated with Oregon State include: