Founding Partner The Ohio State University

Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is one of the world’s most comprehensive public research universities. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, Ohio State is a research powerhouse, with a wide-ranging network of expertise on a single campus. The Columbus campus is home to more than 300 collaborative research centers and 15 colleges, including seven in the health sciences and colleges of agriculture and engineering.

The breadth, depth and excellence of our interdisciplinary research programs make Ohio State a leading force of innovation and change – locally, nationally and globally. With nearly a billion dollars in research expenditures annually, the university is a world-class innovator in critical areas such as climate change, cancer, infectious diseases, advanced materials and ag-bio products.

In Ohio, more than 64,000 students, from all 50 states and 110 countries, pursue their personal career aspirations at our five campuses. Ohio State’s Alumni Association is one of the oldest in the nation, with more than 500,000 alumni living around the world. Three Global Gateway campuses—in China, Brazil and India—make Ohio State a truly international university.

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The Pentagon at sunrise. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Has the American military fallen behind?

Trump and Cruz certainly think so. Clinton promises to maintain the "strongest military the world has ever known." An OSU professor examines the issue through three different lens.
Where in the world do you put 4.8 million displaced people? Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

Where have 4.8 million Syrian refugees gone?

As part of a collaboration between The Conversation and PBS's Point Taken, a professor from The Ohio State University examines some common misconceptions about Syrian refugees.
Brazil is reeling from the political corruption scandal involving former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (pictured on the fake bills) and members of the current government. Reuters

From Panama papers to Brazilian bribes: why corruption is so costly

The headlines are full of stories of corruption and mega scandals, but what does it mean for the rest of us? And what makes the economic cost of corruption so high?
Syrian refugee Dania poses at the Sacramento, California apartment complex she lives in. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

Syrian refugees next door?

A majority of U.S. citizen oppose Syrian refugee resettlement. We run the numbers to put the perceived risk in perspective.
Who are you calling dumb? Blonde thinking via www.shutterstock.com

Are blondes actually dumb?

The stereotype that blondes lack intelligence has been around for a long time, but research suggests this ill-conceived notion doesn't match the facts.
The surprise Republican candidate in 1940: Wendell Willkie. Library of Congress

The last time an outsider like Trump crashed the GOP? 1940

He was a former Democrat, a business tycoon and a media star. The story of Wendell Willkie, the Republicans' surprise candidate in the 1940 election and how he disrupted the GOP.
Opposing a candidate is more confidence-building, and action-driving, than supporting one. Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Voters who oppose politicians are the most active

Opposition inspires more confidence in one's position than support and also helps to turn judgments into actions. This helps explain why attack ads are a crucial tool in politicians' arsenals.
Rumors abounded in the days after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Nick Lehr/The Conversation

Making sense of the Scalia conspiracy theory

How do rational people get sucked into believing conspiracies? According to research, we're more susceptible than you'd think.

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