Research Centers across the Arts and Sciences provide homes for faculty, students, and staff to do in depth research, pursue interdisciplinary scholarship, and meet with scholars from other fields who are trying to answer the same questions.

Centers

Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

"The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study for Jewish Life is committed to academic excellence and fostering scholarly exchange, and connects the university with the community through its public lectures, Jewish Film Festival Jewish communal initiatives, cultural events, and teacher training. The Center sponsors visiting scholars and offers a wide range of programs for students and seminars for faculty. The activities of the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center advance the Bildner Center's commitment to reduce prejudice and promote inter-group understanding."

Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA)

"CARTA fosters data research collaborations between Industry and Rutgers Research. Industry/University collaborations through the center are focused on specific projects that are a win-win for all participants; PhD students and faculty receive research funding while companies receive state-of-the-art data research output on their chosen projects, as well as many other benefits. Any Rutgers researcher (student or faculty) can collaborate with industry through CARTA, providing an almost unlimited platform for finding expertise in AI and Data Science research."

Center for African Studies

"Rutgers University, home of the African Studies Association Secretariat, has a long history of commitment to the teaching of Africa through curricular and faculty development. CAS informs a broader public through a vigorous outreach program of community projects and educators' workshops for K-12 teachers. Its programming includes departments throughout Rutgers University, including New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden. With a number of CAS faculty members specializing in literatures of Africa in Arabic, English, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili, Rutgers is an extraordinary center for the study of literatures of Africa. Rutgers also has unusual strength in African linguistics, as well as in African social and cultural history. There are CAS faculty members who work directly on African history and numerous others whose work in comparative, global, imperial or Diaspora history contribute indirect ways to a deeper understanding of African history. Students of the contemporary African environment also benefit from interdisciplinary CAS member faculty in Geography, Human Ecology, and Anthropology."

Center for Computational Biomedicine Imaging and Modeling

The Center for Computational Biomedicine Imaging and Modeling (CBIM) was founded by Professor Dimitris Metaxas in 2001 to serve as an environment for conducting novel research in the areas of Computational Biomedicine, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Scientific Computations, Learning and Robotics. CBIM has 10 faculty members and around 30 graduate students. It is located in a space comprising of almost 11,000 square feet which includes a separate space for human motion capture experiments. Funding for CBIM is provided by all major Government agencies such as NIH, NASA, NSF, ARO, ONR and AFOSR. CBIM has several collaborative projects with research and faculty from other major Universities and research labs such as Boston Univ. UPENN, Columbia, NYU Medical School, MIT, Stanford, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Siemens Healthcare and Adobe Systems.

Center for Cultural Analysis

Founded in 1986, the Center for Cultural Analysis is Rutgers University’s hub for interdisciplinary research and collaboration in the humanities and social sciences. A member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, the CCA supports an annual research seminar and a series of working groups that explore emerging areas of inquiry.

Center for Dermal Research

Our vision is to be the premier dermatopharmaceutics research center in NJ conducting studies on topical and transdermal compound delivery, skin biology and skin tissue engineering. The CDR will also provide quality educational opportunities for its members through workshops, seminar series, symposia and courses. The mission of the Center for Dermal Research is to provide: professional development opportunities for its paid industrial members; networking with researchers from industry and academia; research collaborations with the Laboratory for Drug Delivery (LDD) headed by Dr. Michniak-Kohn; and connections with other faculty & research groups conducting skin research.

Center for European Studies

The Center's mission is to promote research and teaching on medieval, early modern and modern Europe at Rutgers, and to foster intellectual exchanges between members of the Rutgers community and European scholars and institutions. The CES sponsors an undergraduate major and minor in European Studies and hosts a Graduate Associates Program, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students with research interests in Europe. Every year, the CES hosts a rich assortment of public lectures, conferences and outreach activities that foster deeper understanding of European history, politics and culture.

Center for Exercise and Aging

The Center for Exercise and Aging is the mechanism by which the course Exercise and Aging comes to life. Through the visits by seniors and the outreach to them in the community, the students of the course understand the seniors as a group thereby getting a better understanding of the process of aging from both a generic point of view and as a way to understand their own aging future.

Center for Human Evolutionary Studies

Our mission at the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies is to promote and support innovative and broad ranging faculty and student research that is grounded in evolutionary theory and explores the past and present of what it means to be human. Your contribution will support research in paleoanthropology, archeology, non-human primate behavioral ecology, genetics, and modern behavior across the globe, from New Jersey to Kenya, from Iceland to Indonesia.

Center for Latin American Studies

The mission of the Rutgers University Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is to promote pedagogy, research, and service in and about the broader region known as Las Américas. Through courses, programs of study, and extracurricular events, we help students and faculty better understand the diverse cultures and histories of the complex region, and the many ways in which the United States and Latin America are deeply conjoined. In fields spanning the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, Rutgers faculty and student research generates new insights into Latin American culture and society, politics and economics, and environment and ecology. We believe that all engagement between US-based peoples and institutions and Latin America, be it pedagogical or scholarly, should be characterized by openness and reciprocity. Therefore, another aspect of our mission is to offer service opportunities for our students, to create positive encounters between researchers and students across the hemisphere, and to ensure that all of our engagements promote good relations between people in the diverse regions that make up Las Américas.

Center for Materials Theory

The Rutgers Center for Materials Theory (CMT) has been establish to enhance and promote the activities of the theoretical condensed matter physics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University. The Center is comprised of ten faculty members and their associated research groups. A core component of the Center is the Abrahams Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which offers highly qualified applicants the opportunity to pursue a flexible research program at the forefront of the field in collaboration with faculty members of their choosing. The Center also features a visitor’s program, develops and hosts workshops and conferences, maintains a cutting-edge high-performance computing cluster, and participates in the organization of the Condensed Matter Seminar series.

Center for Mathematical Sciences Research

"The center for Mathematical Sciences Research has as its primary mission the facilitation of research in mathematics, both pure and applied, at the highest level. This includes, in an integral way, graduate and post-graduate education and research training. While the center is intimately affiliated with the Mathematics department, it also has strong connections with the Physics department and DIMACS with which it often shares students and visitors. It also interacts with many other parts of the university, e.g. chemistry and engineering. "

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) is an interdisciplinary center composed of faculty drawn from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. CMES hosts public events throughout the academic year that foster academic and cultural engagement with issues relevant to the study of the Middle East region and its peoples. The center is also home to the Middle Eastern Studies Program (MESP), which offers an undergraduate major and minor, through which students are able to study with faculty experts in many different disciplines.

Center for Quantitative Biology

The primary mission of the Rutgers Center of Quantitative Biology (CQB) is to enable scientific exchanges and collaborations between faculty residing in different academic departments who are interested in quantitative modeling of biological phenomena. Research interests of CQB faculty members comprise both experimental and theoretical approaches and range from evolutionary dynamics, stochastic processes in biology, and single-molecule biophysics to modeling onset and progression of cancer. CQB facilitates these activities by holding a weekly seminar series as well as providing travel support for faculty and affiliated students and postdoctoral researchers to attend national and international scientific meetings.

Center for the Experimental Study of Political Science and Psychology

"The mission of the CESPP is to promote experimental research in Political Science and other disciplines, and in particular to advance scholarly understanding of decision-making and voting behavior. To accomplish this goal the CESPP offers “how to” workshops during the semester, and a state-of the art laboratory facility for conducting research. The Center's experimental lab is located on the second floor of the Woodlawn Carriage House on Cook/Douglass Campus in New Brunswick, NJ. The laboratory is equipped with 20 workstations and a supervisor desk. The lab can support a wide range of experiments, including survey, psychology, process-tracing, and behavioral economic experiments. "

Center for Women's Global Leadership

With feminist values, Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) strengthens and bridges voices for human rights towards social justice and self-determination. Working at the intersection of gender, labor, and human rights, CWGL utilizes an intersectional approach when implementing strategies to end systemic discrimination and gender-based violence in diverse spheres.

Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)

CCICADA—The Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis—is a US Department of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence that uses advanced data analysis and systems to address natural and manmade threats to the safety and security of the American people. CCICADA’s work is carried out by researchers and students with 17 partner institutions. The lead university in the partnership is Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. CCICADA’s director is Dr. Fred Roberts, Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers.

Cultural Heritage & Preservation Studies (CHAPS)

"The study of cultural heritage and preservation has been concerned with the management of material change over time, but a recognition of diverse definitions and practices for cultural heritage and its preservation means our focus today also includes the study of changing contexts, relationships, scales, and values. Crossing boundaries between the humanities and social sciences and based in the Department of Art History, CHAPS provides a unique opportunity in the USA to study cultural heritage and preservation issues and practices within local, national, and global contexts. We offer undergraduate and graduate Certificates in Historic Preservation in collaboration with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, a Master of Arts degree in Art History with a concentration in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, a MA/JD dual degree in collaboration with the Rutgers Law School and a Ph.D. in Art History with a concentration in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies. The most recent added degree program is our B.A./M.A. Co-terminal Degree."

DIMACS (Center for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science)

DIMACS (the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science) facilitates research, education, and outreach in discrete mathematics, computer science theory, algorithms, mathematical and statistical methods, and their applications. Our multi-year special focus programs address research themes that require topical expertise in these areas, have potential for societal impact, and are poised for advance. Our educational programs include materials development for high school and college classrooms, an extensive summer undergraduate research program, and teacher training programs

Institute for Research on Women

IRW fosters feminist scholarship, activism, and community building. Our work incorporates critical, interdisciplinary perspectives on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, class, and nation. Our programs include a seminar, distinguished lecture series, and undergraduate learning community. We publish the online journal Rejoinder and the Rutgers University Press Feminist Bookshelf series. We also run the Rutgers Public Engagement Project, facilitate working groups, and host visiting scholars from around the world.

Math & Science Learning Center

The mission of the MSLC is to support and provide a focal point for STEM education and outreach programs. As a site for undergraduate STEM education, the MSLC supports research-based educational support activities, including course transformations and development of innovative courses, providing facilities and a central space to bring faculty with an interest in innovative teaching together. The MSLC provides public outreach programs to K12 students and teachers, promotes collaboration among outreach programs across the university, and fosters the development of programming which brings together the educational expertise and rich array of research initiatives of faculty and graduate students in the STEM disciplines. In both undergraduate and outreach activities, the MSLC develops programming to broaden participation in the STEM disciplines, especially of female and underrepresented minority students.

Modern Greek Studies Program

"Welcome to the Program in Modern Greek Studies at Rutgers University. Ours is an interdisciplinary enterprise that offers an undergraduate minor, along with outreach events for the Rutgers and wider New Brunswick community interested in “things modern Greek.” By our definition at Rutgers, Modern Greek Studies explores the language, literature, history, society and culture of Greek-speaking people from the Byzantine period through contemporary times. Our courses in elementary, intermediate, and advanced modern Greek are anchored within the program and are taught by native speakers with proven expertise in teaching the language to American university students. Most other courses are cross-listed with affiliated departments, and are typically taught by tenured Rutgers faculty with outstanding credentials in their fields."

NHETC, New High Energy Theory Center

Theoretical particle physics has advanced its frontiers enormously in recent years. The success of the Weinberg-Salam model of electroweak interactions, culminating in the recent discovery of the W+- and Z , has led to efforts to find a unified theory including quantum chromodynamics and perhaps general relativity as well. A theory of all interactions and particles usually has far-reaching implications, for instance, predicting proton decay, and affecting the development of the universe in the first few moments after the big bang. Thus particle physics now relates to problems in cosmology, such as galaxy formation and the observed predominance of matter over anti-matter. The most ambitious of these unified theories-- superstrings--is being intensively studied at Rutgers, which has one of the strongest particle theory groups in the world. Other problems, such as developing methods to study non- abelian gauge theories in nonperturbative regimes, electroweak baryogenisis, and computational methods, are also being studied. Advances in the understanding of field theory have yielded techniques and predicted phenomena which are relevant to mathematics, statistical mechanics, and condensed matter physics.

NJ Civic & Law-Related Education

" The New Jersey Center for Civic Education is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences and located on the Rutgers-Piscataway campus. The Center is dedicated to: Fostering the knowledge, skills and dispositions students need to be responsible, engaged politically tolerant citizens in a democratic society Providing professional development and resources for K-12 educators Promoting civic engagement and an understanding of history and the role of the citizen and public policy-making in a democratic society Advocating for policies that enhance the teaching of social studies"

Philosophy Diversity Institute

This seven day program is designed to introduce undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to the various areas of specialization within the discipline of philosophy, give students a better idea of what graduate studies in philosophy is about, and explore various views about what it means to be a professional philosopher. Up to fifteen students will be given the opportunity to interact in formal and informal settings with a group of talented graduate students and distinguished faculty members from a number of universities.

Plangere Culture Lab

"The Plangere Culture Lab (PCL) is a unique mix of dedicated digital spaces, dedicated computer programs for video, audio, and web-based editing, and digital recording equipment. We provide pedagogical support for English Department students, faculty, and staff who are looking to develop digitally enabled creative, research, or compositionally-based projects. Whether you're editing a documentary video project, diving into a digital research project about subversive trends in the films of Charlie Chaplin, or writing an online guidebook for first-year students, the PCL is happy to assist. In addition, the PCL specializes in exploring how digital technologies can be incorporated into new or existing English courses. We also provide support for projects that utilize introductory multimedia based programs and applications such as Audacity, online publishing platforms such as Wordpress, or more advanced editing programs such as Premier. The PCL welcomes inquiries from faculty interested in exploring potential course development or assignment/project redesign options, students undertaking creative or research-based projects with digital or multimedia aspects, or department staff looking to develop digitally-based projects or events for their professional or personal interests."

Rutgers Advanced Institute for Caribbean Studies (RAICCS)

Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers aims to foster multi-disciplinary research about the Caribbean to allow a better understanding of the region and its people from a variety of perspectives. Affiliates conduct research on such diverse areas as diaspora and transnational studies, migration and immigration, literary, visual, sound and performance studies, cultural studies, black aesthetics, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, psychoanalysis, black Marxism, black internationalism, subaltern studies, critical feminist discourses, colonial and postcolonial studies, decoloniality, development and political economy, political theory, critical epistemology, intellectual history, history of New World slavery, social movements and revolution, eighteenth century studies, the urban Atlantic, contemporary urbanization, environmental studies, insularity, and the archipelagic Americas.

Rutgers British Studies Center

The Rutgers British Studies Center (RBSC) supports a rich variety of programming—lectures, conferences, seminars, workshops, and roundtables—dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of British history and culture. Chronologically, we aim to investigate conventional boundaries between tradition and modernity, feudalism and capitalism, the imperial and the post-imperial, the neo-classical and the post-romantic, and the modern and the post-modern.

Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies

The main mission of RCCS is to sponsor, coordinate, and promote all China-related academic activities at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. As a major research university, Rutgers has played an important role in the production and the dissemination of knowledge about China, both historical and contemporary. We have a group of active scholars in many areas of Chinese Studies across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools.

Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science

"The mission of the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS) is to carry out excellent research in the interdisciplinary and complex field of Cognitive Science. Researchers from several disciplines, most prominently Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, and Philosophy, come together at RuCCS to learn about the theories and research programs of other scholars with overlapping interests but very different backgrounds. RuCCS places great importance on the training of the next generations of scholars. Through its undergraduate major and minor, RU undergraduates have the opportunity to learn about and participate in outstanding research with leaders in the field. The Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science also offers doctoral students the opportunity to engage with areas and faculty members outside their department."

Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials

The Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials supports inter-institutional collaborative research programs on scientifically important and technologically relavent materials among Rutgers University, NJIT and industrial laboratories throughout New Jersey. RCEM also fosters interdisciplinary education for postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students as well as high school students.

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis

The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA) was founded in 1988 by the Rutgers Department of History as a center dedicated to interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach. Each year, the Center welcomes several visiting senior and postdoctoral fellows, who join Rutgers faculty and graduate students in weekly seminar discussions and annual conferences around the project theme. In addition to its theme-driven projects, the Center also hosts an ongoing seminar and lecture series in Black Atlantic History.

Rutgers Center for Philosophy of Religion

The aim of the Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion is to foster the study of philosophical questions that arise within religious doctrine and practice. Its means of doing so include: graduate seminars, a weekly reading group, post-doctoral fellowships, senior fellows, the annual Sanders Lecture, lectures by distinguished visiting professors, workshops and conferences, and its network of affiliated faculty at Rutgers and neighboring institutions.

Rutgers English Diversity Institute (REDI)

The Rutgers English Diversity Institute (REDI), founded by Professor Cheryl A. Wall, is a one-week summer program at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University. REDI is designed for advanced college students and recent graduates whose cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds may contribute to diversity in the fields of English and American literary studies. The purpose of REDI is to encourage students to attend graduate school and to pursue careers as teachers and scholars in the field. At REDI, students will learn about traditional and nontraditional subfields and critical approaches in English and American literary studies from Rutgers University faculty. REDI activities will include seminars, lectures, workshops on applying for graduate school and on digital resources in literary studies, a trip to a research library, and a cultural excursion to New York City. Up to fifteen students, chosen from a national pool of applicants, will each receive a $750 stipend for participating in the program.

Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI)

The Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI) supports multilingual English language learners in all stages of their academic careers: pre-undergraduate, undergraduate, graduate, and professional. We strive to create a community of university partners by fostering cross-cultural and cross-linguistic programming across Schools and Programs, contributing to Rutgers University’s efforts to become a truly global institution.

Rutgers Oral History Archives

"Since 1994, the Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA) has been recording the life narratives of: Alumni and/or New Jersey residents who served during times of conflict People with a story to tell about New Jersey's rich social and cultural history Men and women who helped shape the history of Rutgers University ROHA's digital archive features 1,138 life course oral history interviews and over 32,000 pages of fully text-searchable transcripts. All content is available to students, teachers, and scholars free of charge for educational purposes. "

South Asian Studies Program

The South Asian Studies Program (SASP) is an inter-disciplinary center dedicated to promoting the study of South Asia and its diasporic communities. SASP offers a Minor in South Asian Studies, drawing from more than 70 South Asia-related courses taught at Rutgers, allowing students to tailor their studies according to interest. It more broadly supports the teaching and research activities of South Asia-related faculty and students by organizing public talks and cultural events, hosting scholarly visitors, and offering small grants for student research.

Thomas Edison Papers

The Thomas A. Edison Papers makes the documentary legacy of America’s most prolific inventor and innovator accessible through selective, annotated digital image and book editions. In addition, we disseminate our research through journal and book publications, conference papers, information on our website, media appearances, public lectures, museum collaborations, and educational programs.

W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience

The W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience was established with a specific mission: to bring effective treatments to people with spinal cord injury. Based on a commitment to collaboration, all Center facilities and programs are designed to enable cooperative projects and enhance external relationships to combine the knowledge and expertise of academic, corporate, government, public and private partners, and the community.

Writers House

Writers House is an undergraduate learning community at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Writers House provides a gateway to the experience of creativity and serves as a laboratory for developing expression in all the media of the twenty-first century. At Writers House, students can work on poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, autobiography, grant-writing, nature writing, and screenwriting. They can also collaborate on documentary film-making, multimedia composition, and web design. The goal of Writers House is to give students direct access to writing’s constructive and life-changing powers for personal and social good.

Writing Program Institute

"The Rutgers Writing Program Institute aims to encourage conversation about the pedagogy and practice of writing instruction. As notions about educational goals shift and develop over time, the WPI offers a pedagogical lens through which to question, understand, and develop the practices that might best prepare students for college writing. The WPI operates under the assumption that if we are preparing students for college writing, then we are automatically preparing them to meet the challenges of standardized testing. Meanwhile, we know that the reverse is not true: if we focus only on teaching to the test, we will not be readying students for college. Therefore, the WPI maintains that its core principles will prepare students for college writing while simultaneously training them to succeed in high school and on standardized tests. Perhaps more importantly, when implemented properly, these principles encourage students to read critically, think analytically, and engage in academic and civic life responsibly."

Service Providing Entities

Geology Museum

The Rutgers Geology Museum is dedicated to educating the public through its exhibits, collections, public lectures, tours and other programs. We strive to provide a wide range of unique learning experiences that will enhance our visitors' understanding of the natural world. Here on our website you can learn about all of the programs and events we offer and how you and your family can join the fun! Throughout the pandemic, we have developed a series of exciting virtual programs for your enjoyment, so be sure to check them out. The Geology Museum will also be open to the public whenever conditions allow, so please be sure to check our current hours before stopping by.

Laboratory for Computer Science Research

The Laboratory for Computer Science Research (LCSR) designs, develops, and operates systems to advance the state of the art for research and instruction in the field of Computer Science.

Office of Statistical Consulting

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, established the Office of Statistical Consulting (OSC) in the Department of Statistics in 1983 to meet the ever increasing demand for advice on collecting and analyzing data. The Rutgers Department of Statistics is one of the oldest statistics departments in the nation and ranks among the best. It has a strong, energetic, and highly interdisciplinary faculty with diverse skills. Researchers from a broad range of disciplines, including bio-informatics, medicine, life sciences, social sciences, computer science, education, library science, and industry, can receive expert assistance from the OSC. Quality is ensured by the active participation of statistics faculty members, allowing researchers both inside and outside Rutgers to draw on the most current knowledge of the best statistical techniques. The OSC has also established new initiatives for promoting collaborative interdisciplinary research to meet current research trends.

World Languages Institute

"Our graduate-level core program in pedagogy reflects the New Jersey Student Learning Standard for World Languages and the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. We also offer Graduate courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish that cover topics such as civilization, culture, grammar, linguistics, and literature. Our students also have the opportunity to obtain a Master of Arts for Teachers in as few as two or three academic cycles, including summers. Most of our core curriculum courses are now online, making them more accessible and convenient for busy work and family schedules while still providing the highest quality educational experience. "

Youth Sports Research Council

The mission of the Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council is to provide adults who work with children and adolescents in organized youth sport programs with quality, current, empirically based information concerning healthy physical, psychological and emotional development.