Blending the passions of exceptional teachers and scholars across disciplines to make the world a better place

Centers and institutes

Arizona State University is home to various centers and institutes that blend the passions of exceptional teachers and scholars across disciplines. Our centers and institutes address large, complex problems and challenges facing society in hopes of finding solutions and making the world a better place.

From pursuing cutting-edge research in earth and space exploration, developing quick solutions to fight new infectious diseases, to studying implications of new discoveries on public policy and democracy, our centers and institutes are working toward positive change locally, nationally, internationally and beyond.

For questions, changes, or additions to the list of centers and institutes list, email the University Program Review and Accreditation Office (UPRA) under the Provost Office.

Senior administration

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President

Office of the President

Biodesign Institute

Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Global Security Initiative

Global Security Initiative

Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency *Dual with Engineering

Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education *Dual with Education

Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (CBIE) *Dual with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences and Office of the Provost

Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics *Dual with Engineering

Center for Global Health *Dual with School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming *Dual with Engineering

Global Sport Institute

University Provost

Office of the University Provost

ASU-SFI Biosocial Complexity Initiative *Dual with School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (CBIE) *Dual with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Science and Global Security Initiative

Center for Convergence of Physical Sciences and Cancer Biology *Dual with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences

Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity

Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society

ASU-SFI Biosocial Complexity Initiative

Center for Energy and Society

Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society (CENTSS)

Center for Innovation, Development and Society

Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning

Center for Nanotechnology in Society

Center for Science and the Imagination

Center for Smart Cities and Regions

Center for the Study of Futures

Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO)

Risk Innovation Lab

Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning

Interplanetary Initiative *Dual with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Biomimicry Center

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Academic units

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Business

W. P. Carey School of Business

CAPS Research

Center for Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency (CASEE)

Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research 

Center for Entrepreneurship

Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy

Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice

Center for Services Leadership

Center for the Study of Economic Liberty

JP Morgan Chase Economic Outlook Center

L. William Seidman Research Institute

Design and the Arts

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Ceramics Research Center

Herberger Institute

Education

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

American Indian Policy Institute *Dual with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Law

Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education *Dual with Global Security Initiatives

Center for Games and Impact

Center for the Art and Science of Teaching (CAST)

Engineering

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Adaptive Intelligent Materials and Systems Center (AIMS)

Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI)

ASU-Mayo Center for Innovative Imaging

Building Reliable Advances and Innovation in Neurotechnology Center

Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency *Dual with Global Security Initiative

Center for Adaptive Neural Systems

Center for Applied Nanoionics

Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering (CASCADE)

Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors (BB Center) *Dual with Biodesign Institute

Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG)

Center for Biosignatures Discovery Automation *Dual with Biodesign

Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC)

Center for Complex System Safety (CCSS)

Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics *Dual with Global Security Initiative

Center for Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation Systems (EV-STS)

Center for Embedded Systems

Center for Environmental Security *Dual with Biodesign Institute

Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming *Dual with Global Security Initiatives

Center for Negative Carbon Emissions (CNCE)

Center for Photonics Innovation (CPI)

Center for Teaching Old Models New Tricks (U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center)

Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures (WISCA)

Connection One - Integrated Circuits, Systems, and Sensors Research Center

Flexible Electronics and Display Center (FEDC)

Freedm Systems Engineering Research Center (FREEDM)

Information Assurance Center

Metis Center – Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering

Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems Center (NEWT)

National Center of Excellence on SMART INNOVATIONS

Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC)

Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (an NSF-DOE Engineering Research Center QESST)

Sensor, Signal and Information Processing Center (SenSIP)

Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology *Dual with Biodesign Institute

Water and Environmental Technology Center (WET)

Health Solutions

College of Health Solutions

Center for Health Information and Research

Healthy Lifestyles Research Center

Integrative Sciences and Arts

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

Journalism

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

Law

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

American Indian Policy Institute *Dual with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Education

Center for Law and Global Affairs

Center for Law, Science and Innovation

Center for Public Health Law and Policy

Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center

New College

New College for Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies (CCICS)

Nursing and Health Innovation

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research

Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Center for Innovation in Health & Resilient Aging (CIHRA)

Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience

Center for World Health

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center to Advance the Policy on Research for Health

Public Service and Community Solutions

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

ASU Center for Child Well-Being

Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy

Center for Correctional Solutions

Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Center for Human Capital and Youth Development

Center for Organizational Research and Design

Center for Policy Informatics

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies

Center for Spatial Reasoning and Policy Analytics

Center for Sustainable Tourism

Center for Urban Innovation

Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety

Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service

Global Center for Applied Health Research

Kyl Center for Water Policy

Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center

The College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Center for Political Thought and Leadership

Interplanetary Initiative  *Dual with the Office of the Provost

Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics

Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center

Division of Humanities

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS)

Center for Asian Research

Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture

Center for Jewish Studies

Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict

Hispanic Research Center

Institute for Humanities Research

Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Division of Natural Sciences

Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science

Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC)

Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis

Center for Biological Physics

Center for Biology and Society

Center for Convergence of Physical Sciences and Cancer Biology *Dual with Office of the Provost

Center for Education Through eXploration

Center for Meteorite Studies

REACH Institute: Research and Education Advancing Children’s Health

School of Life Sciences

Center for Biodiversity Outcomes *Dual with Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Center for Evolution and Medicine *Dual with Biodesign Institute

Global Drylands Center *Dual with Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Division of Social Sciences

American Indian Policy Institute *Dual with Education and Law

Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Hope

Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (CBIE) *Dual with Global Security Initiative and Office of the Provost

Center for Digital Antiquity

Center on the Future of War

Institute for Social Science Research

Institute of Human Origins

Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies

Spatial Analysis Research Center (SPARC)

Urban Climate Research Center *Dual with Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

Center for Strategic Communication

School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Center for Archaeology and Society

        Center for Bioarchaeological Research

Center for Global Health *Dual with Global Security Initiatives

School of Social and Family Dynamics

       Center for Child and Family Success

School of Social Transformation

Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST)

Center for Indian Education

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