Research

Advancing the future of agriculture & natural resources

Our research helps to save industries, create new jobs, and improve production to feed more people—while reducing our impact on climate and the environment.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

We are home to 11 centers and institutions that lead interdisciplinary research across the state, nation and world to solve some of our most pressing challenges.

CAS CENTERS AND INSTITUTES AND PROGRAMS

OSU CENTERS

Student-led Discovery

We offer both undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities that have real-world impact. Every year, our undergraduate researchers present their work at a research fair that is attended by leading industry and public agency representatives eager to learn from and invest in the future of discovery. Learn more.

Investing in Discovery

With more than $900M in total research expenditures, both government agencies and leading industries invest in the work of researchers at the College of Agricultural Sciences. Our scientists are more globally cited for their research than any other educational institution in the state.

Faculty Research Labs

Our world-class faculty have established dozens of research labs that study specific issues relating to natural resources and agriculture, often in collaboration with other agencies and institutions. Browse our list of current labs, and contact our faculty through these sites if you’d like to learn more.

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Land, Sea, Space, Sun

Oregon State University is an R1 research-intensive public land-grant university, but it doesn’t stop there. We are one of only two universities in the country with Land-, Sea-, Space-, and Sun-Grant designations.

Each grant has its own focus and mission, but together they mean one thing. There is nowhere our research can’t go. The College of Agricultural Sciences is OUT THERE.

Our Impact

Our work solves seemingly impossible problems and creates lasting opportunities every day, with students and faculty engaged in hands-on research and outreach.

Our scientists bred the hop variety that launched the craft beer movement and helped save the hazelnut industry by developing blight-resistant varieties.

Our Beaver Classic™ brand of products is made entirely by students as part of their experiential learning.

Thousands of food businesses and entrepreneurs have found success through our Food Innovation Center in Portland.

On the front lines of emerging science and industries, we launched the nation's largest interdisciplinary research center focused exclusively on hemp.

Our faculty are regularly called on by industry leaders, public agencies, and government bodies to provide their expertise and unbiased insights that shed light on some of the most complex challenges facing society.

As part of the Statewide network with the Branch Experiment Stations, Extension and the Forest Research Labs, our impact is felt by nearly every Oregonian.

Our Strategic Advantage