Research

With over $800 million in annual research expenditures, Penn State ranks among the top 20 U.S. research universities, and is one of only two institutions in the nation accorded land grant, sea grant, sun grant, and space grant status.   

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OVPR supports the University’s research enterprise by enhancing the environment for exploration, encouraging the highest standards of quality, and fostering ethical conduct in research.
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Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path, we have the resources and opportunities to collaborate, innovate, invest, or grow a business.
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Our interdisciplinary institutes promote collaboration across departmental boundaries to focus research strengths on vital scientific questions and pressing societal needs.