Africa Initiative

OSU's Africa Initiative brings together faculty, staff, students, and community members from diverse fields with a common interest in Africa.  The initiative seeks to open opportunities for collaboration between the OSU community and partners in Africa.  Through research, teaching, and service projects, the initiative promotes exchanges, seminars, external grant proposals, and other activities that lead to greater knowledge about Africa in the OSU community.

Current Activities: 

  • Oregon University African Studies Consortium
  • Oregon-Gabon Transnational Center on Environment and Development
  • MOU with the Regional Center for Training in Airospace Surveys (RECTAS), Nigeria


Co-leaders: Larry Becker (GeoSciences) and Badege Bishaw (Forestry).

Asia Strategy

Oregon State University’s Asia Strategy is a focused engagement with five countries – China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. This regional focus will ensure that Oregon State University has a presence in each country and advances specific academic, student recruitment, parent and alumni relations, and development goals. The Asia Strategy is a collaborative effort by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, the OSU Foundation, the Division of University Relations and Marketing, the OSU Alumni Association, INTO OSU, and International Affairs.

Oregon State University has a long history and deep collaborative ties with these five countries. The Asia Strategy is about linking the University’s past, present, and future ties to Asia's people, educational institutions, ideas, cultures, and economies.  We strongly believe that regionally focused strategies, used in conjunction with a broader global agenda, can significantly advance OSU’s internationalization.

Asian Studies Program

The Asian Studies Program at Oregon State University offers an undergraduate minor that fosters knowledge and understanding of Asia from an interdisciplinary perspective. Course offerings are drawn from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. For more information, contact Student Advising in the College of Liberal Arts.