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Our mission is to analyze information to help our public and nonprofit sector clients improve operations or create new programs and policies. Our analysis makes Ohio's communities safer, healthier, more prosperous and inclusive. 

Center for Urban and Public Affairs News

Technology for technology-induced disease

Researchers at Wright State's Kno.e.sis center are developing computer technology to analyze social media posts in an effort to identify and reduce cyberbullying.
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Collaborative effort leads to $7M in federal funding for regional growth

Wright State collaborates with governments, other higher education institutions and businesses to secure federal grant to build the region’s commercialization infrastructure and support workforce development.
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About CUPA

Wright State University established the Center for Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) in 1986. APRI's applied research supports public and nonprofit clients who want to improve operations and address urban, suburban and rural issues. Applied research includes primary data collection, such as surveys, focus groups and open forums; data analytics that examine, for example, labor, economic, crime, housing, population, and other data; strategic planning and consensus building; and policy and program evaluation.