Office of Research and Graduate Education

Researcher collecting samples from the Columbia River

Top-tier research

Washington State University Vancouver is Southwest Washington’s only four-year research university. Faculty experts work on research of regional, national and international impact, tackling some of the most complex and difficult issues of the modern world.

Fueling economic growth

Across all disciplines, progress in our community and beyond depends on the strength, innovations and independence of university research. From gender equality in the workplace to building sustainable fisheries, researchers at WSU Vancouver pave the way for future generations and help fuel economic growth in Southwest Washington.