Dramatically shortening the timeline between discovery and societal impact through world-class research, training, and entrepreneurship in a nimble scientific enterprise.
The University of Oregon's Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is an ambitious $1 billion initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. The Knight Campus will work to reshape the state’s public higher education landscape by training new generations of scientists, engaging in new interdisciplinary research, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
Little more than 16 months after announcing the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, the University of Oregon is inviting the public to celebrate breaking ground on the ambitious $1 billion initiative.
A ceremony is slated for 1 p.m. on March 2, adjacent to the current construction site, near 1399 Franklin Boulevard.
Impact and Curiosity Come to Life
The University of Oregon unveiled architectural renderings of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, revealing a singular design where impact and curiosity will come to life.
Message from the Executive Director
Acting Executive Director
Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
As I write, crews are preparing the building site for the Phil and Penny Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. That we’ve successfully held to such a tight timeline is a credit to our team, including UO folks in design and construction and to our contractors, Hoffman Construction, and the combination of Bora and Ennead architects. To mark the occasion, we’re planning a groundbreaking ceremony later this term. We will share details in Around the O as they are confirmed.
OHSU and UO partnership
To further catalyze discovery and scientific impact, OHSU President Joe Robertson and UO President Michael Schill have called for increased partnerships between OHSU and UO faculty. Three areas are currently being explored: research collaborations, educational programs, and administrative policies.
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