RUPRI examines a broad range of topics that affect rural places, ranging from local issues to global challenges. Scholars and practitioners from across the country collaborate to develop research, analysis, and policy recommendations that advance rural communities.
We facilitate and inform the relationship between rural places and the arts through dialogue and collaborations involving artists, organizations, and communities.
We consider the roles that arts, culture, entrepreneurship, and innovation play in forming the diverse assets of cultural wealth within rural communities.
We work to understand and advocate for best practices in the communication, access, organization, finance, and delivery of healthcare services in rural areas.
We advocate for public policy that elicits good governance and adequate resources to foster prosperous, sustainable communities.
We examine the activities and effects of rural wealth, public investment, and social mobility and develop frameworks to enable deeper analysis.
Our past focus areas now inform research in many of our current focus areas.