UO was founded in 1876 and graduated its first class two years later. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Oregon as a Tier 1 RU/VH (very high research activity) university. It is one of 108 universities to have such a designation. Additionally, the UO is one of only two Association of American Universities members in the Pacific Northwest.
As a flagship university of the Oregon University System, the UO is one of the nation’s many public teaching and research universities. The current UO student body is composed of students from all 50 of the United States, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and 89 countries around the world. As of Fall 2012, UO offers 269 degree programs, including highly nationally-ranked graduate programs in Biology, Business, Education, Environmental Law, Geological Sciences, Physics, Psychology, Sports Marketing, and Sustainable Design.
University of Oregon research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Breakthrough in study of aluminum should yield new technological advances
- Oregon lab changes game for synthesizing new materials
- Cows fed flaxseed produce more nutritious dairy products
- Amazon deforestation brings loss of microbial communities
- Cooled coal emissions would clean air and lower health and climate-change costs
- Fractal nanoflowers could restore sight to blind
- When Our Brains Short-Circuit