Centers and Units

This database includes information on systemwide University of Minnesota engaged departments, centers, institutes, and units.

Center or Institute Campus and College Focus
African American & African Studies Twin Cities, Liberal Arts
  • Arts
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium Biological Sciences, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Arts
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Youth
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve Systemwide, Biological Sciences
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Center for Adult Learning; University of Minnesota, Crookston Crookston
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Rural Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Youth
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) Twin Cities
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • International/Globalization
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Twin Cities, Education and Human Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
  • Workforce Development
  • Youth
Center for Animal Health and Food Safety Twin Cities, Veterinary Medicine
  • Health
Center for Bioethics Twin Cities
  • Health
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
Center for Child & Family Health Promotion Research Twin Cities, Nursing
  • Health
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) Twin Cities, Education and Human Development
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Public Policy
Center for Education Innovation Systemwide
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility Twin Cities, Dentistry, Medical School, Nursing, Pharmacy
  • Health
Center for Health Equity (CHE) Twin Cities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Workforce Development
Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies Twin Cities, Management
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Center for Integrative Leadership Twin Cities, Management, Public Affairs
  • Youth
Center for Integrative Leadership Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Public Policy
Center for Integrative Leadership CHANCE initiative Twin Cities, Graduate School, Law School, Management, Public Affairs
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Public Policy
Center for Learning Innovation - UMR Rochester
  • Health
Center for Rural Design (CRD) Twin Cities, Design, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Arts
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Development
Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies Crookston
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
Center for Rural Mental Health Studies, Medical School Duluth Campus Duluth, Medical School
  • Health
  • Rural Development
Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
Center for Spirituality & Healing Twin Cities
  • Health
Center for Teaching and Learning Twin Cities, Education and Human Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Center for the Study of Politics and Governance Twin Cities, Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
Center for Transportation Studies Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, Twin Cities
  • Transportation
Center for Urban & Regional Affairs (CURA) Systemwide
  • Arts
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
Center for Writing Liberal Arts
  • Arts
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Youth
Center on Women and Public Policy Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Public Policy
Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) Twin Cities, Public Health
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Workforce Development
Clinical and Translational Science Institute Dentistry
  • Health
Cloquet Forestry Center Twin Cities, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
College of Biological Sciences (CBS) Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Development
College of Design Twin Cities, Design
  • Arts
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Development
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Twin Cities, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • International/Globalization
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Rural Development
  • Workforce Development
College Readiness Consortium Twin Cities
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Systemwide
  • Health
  • Rural Development
  • Youth
Community Service-Learning Center and Off-Campus Study Twin Cities
  • Arts
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Public Policy
  • Workforce Development
  • Youth
Community-University Health Care Center-Academic Health Center Twin Cities
  • Health
Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences Twin Cities
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Public Policy
Department of Art Twin Cities, Liberal Arts
  • Arts
Department of English Twin Cities, Liberal Arts
  • Arts
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Poverty (including hunger)
Department of Outreach Rochester
  • Public Policy
Department of Women’s Studies Duluth, LIberal Arts
  • Arts
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Youth
  • Health
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health Twin Cities, Public Health
  • Disaster Relief
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
Environmental Health Sciences Twin Cities, Public Health
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • International/Globalization
  • Workforce Development
Extension Systemwide, Allied Health Programs, Biological Sciences, Design, Education and Human Development
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Development
  • Youth
Extension Center for Community Vitality Systemwide, Extension, Public Affairs
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • International/Globalization
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Development
Extension Center for Family Development Systemwide, Education and Human Development, Extension
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • International/Globalization
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
Extension Center for Food, Agricultural, & Natural Resource Sciences Systemwide, Biological Sciences, Extension, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Science and Engineering
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Disaster Relief
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • International/Globalization
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Development
Extension Center for Youth Development Education and Human Development, Extension
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Youth
Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium Education and Human Development, Extension
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
Extension Master Gardener Program Systemwide, Twin Cities, Extension, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Youth
Food Policy Research Center Twin Cities, Extension, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Public Affairs, Public Health
  • Homelessness
  • International/Globalization
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
Freeman Center for International Economic Policy Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Community and Economic Development
  • International/Globalization
  • Public Policy
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance Systemwide
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • International/Globalization
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute Systemwide, Extension, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Medical School, Public Health
  • Health
Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center (PRC) Twin Cities, Medical School
  • Health
  • Youth
Hennepin – University Partnership (HUP) Systemwide
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
  • Transportation
Human Rights Center Twin Cities, Law School
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • International/Globalization
Human Rights Program Twin Cities, Liberal Arts
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
Institute for Advanced Study Systemwide
  • Arts
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Public Policy
Institute for Global Studies Liberal Arts
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Youth
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Institute on the Environment Twin Cities
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
Institute on the Environment and Sustainability Studies Minor Systemwide, Twin Cities
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Systemwide
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
International Students and Scholar Services Twin Cities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • International/Globalization
Learning Abroad Center Twin Cities
  • International/Globalization
Metropolitan Design Center Twin Cities, Design
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
  • Transportation
Minnesota Area Health Education Center Network Systemwide, Pharmacy, Medical School, Allied Health Programs, Dentistry
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Workforce Development
Minnesota Center for Reading Research Twin Cities, Education and Human Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Youth
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Twin Cities, Extension, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Rural Development
Minnesota Justice Foundation Twin Cities, Law School
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Immigration
  • Youth
  • Public Policy
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Twin Cities, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
North Central Research & Outreach Center and Grand Rapids Extension Regional Office Systemwide, Extension, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • International/Globalization
  • Rural Development
  • Youth
Northeast Minnesota Area Health Education Center Duluth, Pharmacy, Business and Economics, Medical School
  • Health
  • Rural Development
  • Workforce Development
Office for Diversity in Graduate Education Twin Cities
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
  • Workforce Development
Office for Diversity in Graduate Education Twin Cities, Allied Health Programs, Biological Sciences, Education and Human Development, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Youth
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Office for Student Engagement Twin Cities
  • Arts
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • International/Globalization
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
Office of Community Engagement Crookston
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Youth
Office of Community Engagement, University of Minnesota, Morris Morris
  • Arts
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Youth
Office of Cultural Diversity Duluth
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Youth
Office of Government and Community Relations (OGCR) Twin Cities
  • Community and Economic Development
Office of Public Engagement Crookston
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Office of Student Affairs Rochester
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Orientation & First-Year Programs Twin Cities
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Outreach Division, Department of Primary Dental Care, School of Dentistry Twin Cities, Dentistry
  • Health
Outreach Program for the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Twin Cities, Dentistry
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health
Phillips Neighborhood Clinic Twin Cities, Education and Human Development, Medical School, Nursing, Pharmacy
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
Political Science Twin Cities, Liberal Arts
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Public Policy
Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships Systemwide
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Development
  • Transportation
  • Workforce Development
  • Youth
River Life, a program of the Institute for Advanced Study Twin Cities
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Rural Physician Associate Program Medical School, Twin Cities, Medical School
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Workforce Development
School of Music Twin Cities, Liberal Arts
  • Arts
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Homelessness
  • Youth
School of Social Work Twin Cities, Education and Human Development, Graduate School
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Disaster Relief
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Poverty (including hunger)
Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School Twin Cities, Education and Human Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Twin Cities
  • Health
  • Youth
State and Local Policy Program Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Public Policy
State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) Twin Cities, Public Health
  • Health
  • Public Policy
The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education Twin Cities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
UMD Center for Economic Development Duluth, Business and Economics
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Disaster Relief
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Rural Development
  • Workforce Development
UMD Natural Resources Research Institute Duluth
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Rural Development
  • Workforce Development
UMD Office of Civic Engagement Duluth, Education and Human Service Professions, LIberal Arts, Pharmacy, Graduate School
  • Arts
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
UMore Development LLC Systemwide
  • Arts
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
University Honors Program Liberal Arts
  • Arts
  • Health
  • Transportation
  • Youth
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
University Libraries Twin Cities
  • Youth
University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships Systemwide, LIberal Arts, Graduate School, Extension, Graduate School
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Development
  • Transportation
  • Youth
University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program Systemwide
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
  • Transportation
  • Youth
Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center Twin Cities
  • Arts
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
Water Resources Center Duluth, Twin Cities, Extension, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Public Policy