Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

As a consortium of major Ph.D.–granting academic institutions, ORAU cultivates collaborative partnerships that enhance the scientific research and education enterprise of our nation.

ORAU Places Great Emphasis on Building Partnerships for Innovation

From our 115-member university consortium to our strategic partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), we bring together university faculty and students to collaborate on major scientific initiatives that help keep America on the leading edge of science and technology.

In addition, we leverage the collective capabilities of our university consortium by partnering with other national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry to:

  • Strengthen America’s scientific research and education enterprise to enhance global competitiveness
  • Build public trust and confidence in the management of worker health and environmental clean-up initiatives
  • Enhance our nation’s preparedness to respond to emergencies related to terrorist incidents, natural disasters and health threats