Research

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Research

The vision for the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is to be a national leader known for academic rigor, intellectual leadership, stellar evidence-based research, innovative applied instruction, and an inclusive and equitable climate.

Institute for Policy Research and Engagement 

Built on more than 40 years of applied research and service to Oregon and beyond, the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE), in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, integrates applied research and experiential education while addressing important problems facing Oregon communities, agencies, local governments, and nonprofits. We help solve problems and generate ideas, while training a new generation of professionals to work in the public and nonprofit sectors. 

The Institute for Policy Research and Engagement collaborates with partners across the state while involving students in substantive projects in such areas as community engagement, community resilience, economic development, entrepreneurship and business development, food systems, housing, land use, natural hazards, natural resources management, nonprofit management, and program and policy evaluation. IPRE helps manage the applied capstone projects for our three graduate programs: community and regional planning, nonprofit management, and public administration.

Research Partners 

The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management is affiliated with the following policy and planning research centers and institutes that offer opportunities for internships, research positions, and expertise: