Impact and Curiosity Come to Life

The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

Oregon's Combined Strengths
Leveraging the expertise of an entire state and region

In Oregon, we’re combining strengths with with Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University to make a positive impact on society.

A Future of Collaborations

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Become a Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar

The Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars Program is developing the next generation of leading researchers with tailored professional development activities to prepare for the next step in their education and careers.

Applications for the 2020 program year are due November 27, 2019.

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Meet the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Scholars

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Big Data Fights Disease

UO, OHSU have teamed up to combat cancer and other diseases with a joint center in biomedical data science. The partnership has inspired Columbia Sportswear CEO, Tim Boyle, and his wife, Mary, to gift $10 million to the new research center.

Discover the Partnership

Explore the Boyles' Generosity


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Career Acceleration

The Knight Campus will provide cutting-edge professional development and training for students.

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Faculty Affiliation

More than 40 UO faculty from around campus are engaged with the Knight Campus' collaborative and interdisciplinary approach.

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Construction on the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is ramping up. You can track progress on a webcam and read traffic updates.  

Construction Updates

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Knight Campus Videos

Could Humans Someday Regrow Limbs?

Bob Guldberg explores his research on regenerative medicine and shares insights from his career translating new medical devices into improved patient care.

A Spectrum of Promise

Laura Lee McIntyre gave a community presentation where she highlighted how early identification of developmental disorders can lead to promising intervention and prevention strategies.

Mind, Brain and Reality
David McCormick, director of the Institute of Neuroscience, explored how the human brain creates the reality in which our minds operate at a community presentation. 

OHSU and UO partnership

To further catalyze discovery and scientific impact, senior leaders at OHSU and UO are leading efforts to increase partnerships among faculty at both institutions. Three areas are currently being explored: research collaborations, educational programs, and administrative policies.

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New research programs allow undergraduates to work with mentors in prestigious UO labs 

Dr. Brian Druker is director of the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University

Hiring and construction continue apace as work on the first building remains on schedule

Night closures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. will allow workers to install the bridge in two sections

The gift from Mary and Tim Boyle will launch a new UO-OHSU initiative aimed at fighting cancer

Campus stakeholders and external partners provided input for the plan during the last year

The initiative includes a joint center in biomedical data science to accelerate research

Biologist and nanoscientist Calin Plesa, currently at UCLA, will join the Knight Campus this summer

Projects big and small are changing the landscape as the UO prepares for the future