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Oklahoma Aerospace and Defense Innovation Institute

OADII brings together the full range of the university’s capabilities and resources to provide holistic solutions addressing the aerospace, defense, and global security challenges of today and tomorrow. By uniting the vast resources of a major research university with a network of industry and government partners, OADII advances security, liberty, and prosperity for our state, nation, and world. We are growing in national prominence in four crucial areas:

The inaugural OU defense symposium featured a full day of discussion, including keynotes and panels on topics such as climate security, security implications of emerging technologies, warfare in the era of social media and Sino-Russia relations - implications on U.S. security. 

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Ensuring National and Global Security through Radar Innovations

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Supporting the Defense Sustainment and Modernization Enterprise

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Addressing Emerging Security Challenges through Advanced Technologies

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Developing Innovative and Agile International Security Policy Solutions

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University of Oklahoma Joins U.S. Space Command’s Academic Engagement Enterprise

April 15, 2024

The University of Oklahoma has been selected to join the U.S. Space Command's Academic Engagement Enterprise. This program fosters collaboration between the Space Command’s enterprise and academic institutions to cultivate space-focused research, innovation and education.

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DEPSCoR Conference at OU - April 25, 2024

March 15, 2024

The University of Oklahoma is set to host DEPSCoR DAY, a full-day workshop, on Thursday, April 25th, 2024. During the event, program officers from the Department of Defense (DoD) will provide insights into funding opportunities offered through the DoD Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) and other relevant DoD research programs.

The University of Oklahoma

OU, as the state’s flagship institution founded in 1890, is focused on societal impact through research and creative activity. OU bridges disparate academic disciplines together to foster creative, comprehensive solutions to global challenges. In our vision for research and creative activity, researchers move beyond and across traditional academic boundaries, collaborating across disciplines and globally with other universities, policymakers, economists, and business leaders to create solutions for a better world. Our goal is to transcend academic disciplines and bring all of OU’s institutional strengths together to tackle global challenges and accelerate the delivery of practical solutions that impact society in direct and tangible ways.