The University of Oregon (UOU of O or Oregon) is a public flagship research university in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1876,[7] the institution’s 295-acre campus is along the Willamette River.[8] Since July 2014, UO has been governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon.[9] The university is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” and has 19 research centers and institutes.[10][11] UO was admitted to the Association of American Universities in 1969.[12]

The University of Oregon is organized into five colleges (Arts and SciencesBusinessDesignEducation, and Honors) and seven professional schools (AccountingArchitecture and EnvironmentArt and DesignJournalism and CommunicationLaw; Music and Dance; and Planning, Public Policy and Management) and a graduate school. Furthermore, UO offers 316 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.[13] Most academic programs follow the 10 week Quarter System.[14]

UO student athletes compete as the Ducks and are part of the Pac-12 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). With eighteen varsity teams, the Oregon Ducks are best known for their football team and track and field program