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Core Programs - Academics

RUPRIís mission is to facilitate policy-relevant research and to facilitate public dialogue on issues of importance to rural regions. In its nearly two decades of existence RUPRI has contributed to a rapid growth in both research and dialogue and to a broadening of the policy issues viewed as relevant to rural people. This growth has created an increased need for more sophisticated researchers and communicators prepared to analyze the broad array of policy areas relevant to rural regions.  As a result, there is a shortage of rural and regional policy researchers, analysts and educators prepared to meet this challenge. Furthermore, improved information technology, data collection options, new analytic techniques and changing socioeconomic circumstances such as globalization have created a need for new educational and academic programs.

RUPRIís academic program was initiated to support better rural and regional policy by expanding the number and capacity of social scientists interested in studying rural issues. We do this by:

  • Promoting rural policy research, analysis and education as a career among students;
  • Supporting networks of policy analysts worldwide;
    Sponsoring and hosting periodic conferences, workshops, and educational events related to rural policy;
  • Providing funding support for graduate students interested in a career in rural and regional policy; and
    Creating and disseminating high quality educational material.

Current and recent RUPRI-sponsored activities


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