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
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
Carlson Global Institute Twin Cities, Management
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • International/Globalization
  • Workforce Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve Systemwide, Biological Sciences
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Center for Adult Learning 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 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 American Indian and Minority Health Twin Cities, Medical School
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Workforce Development
Center for Animal Health and Food Safety Twin Cities, Veterinary Medicine
  • Health
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement Twin Cities, Education and Human Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Youth
Center for Bioethics Twin Cities
  • Health
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
Center for Changing Landscapes Twin Cities, Design, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Rural Development
Center for Child & Family Health Promotion Research Twin Cities, Nursing
  • Health
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
Center for Community and Regional Research Duluth, LIberal Arts
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Workforce Development
Center for Community-Engaged Learning Twin Cities
  • Arts
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Public Policy
  • Workforce Development
  • Youth
Center for Early Education and Development Twin Cities, Education and Human Development
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Public Policy
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
Center for Educational 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 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, Graduate School, Management, Public Affairs
  • Youth
Center for Learning Innovation Rochester
  • Health
Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies Crookston
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
Center for Small Towns Morris
  • Rural Development
  • Community and Economic Development
Center for Sustainable Building Research Twin Cities, Design
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
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 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 Twin Cities, Public Health
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Workforce Development
Children, Youth, and Family Consortium Systemwide
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Youth
  • Public Policy
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 Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Development
College of Continuing and Professional Studies Twin Cities, Continuing Education
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
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 of Liberal Arts Liberal Arts
  • Arts
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
College Readiness Consortium Twin Cities
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
Community-University Health Care 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
Council of Graduate Students Twin Cities, Graduate School
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health Twin Cities, Medical School
  • Health
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Department of 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
Department of American Indian Studies Liberal Arts
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
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 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
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Twin Cities
  • Health
  • Youth
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance Twin Cities, Liberal Arts
  • Arts
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Department of Women’s Studies Duluth, LIberal Arts
  • Arts
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Youth
  • Health
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Division of Environmental Health Sciences Twin Cities, Public Health
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
  • International/Globalization
  • Workforce Development
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health Twin Cities, Public Health
  • Disaster Relief
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Public Policy
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Twin Cities
  • Health
Energy Transition Lab Twin Cities, Law School
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Public Policy
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
Gopher Athletics Twin Cities
  • Health
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute Systemwide, Extension, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Medical School, Public Health
  • Health
Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center Twin Cities, Medical School
  • Health
  • Youth
Hennepin – University Partnership 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
Immigration History Research Center Liberal Arts
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • 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 Community Integration Twin Cities, Education and Human Development
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Public Policy
  • Youth
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 Systemwide
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
International Students and Scholar Services Twin Cities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • International/Globalization
James H. Binger Center for New Americans Twin Cities, Law School
  • Immigration
Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership Twin Cities, Nursing
  • Health
  • Workforce Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Law School Twin Cities, Law School
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Learning Abroad Center Twin Cities
  • International/Globalization
Masonic Cancer Center Twin Cities
  • Health
Minnesota Center for Reading Research Twin Cities, Education and Human Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Youth
Minnesota Design Center Twin Cities, Design
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Public Policy
  • Transportation
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
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
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program Twin Cities, Public Health
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Health
Minnesota Writing Project Twin Cities
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Youth
  • Workforce Development
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence Twin Cities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Natural Resources Research Institute Duluth
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Rural Development
  • Workforce Development
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
Northrop Twin Cities
  • Arts
Off-Campus Living Twin Cities
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Transportation
Office for Business & Community Economic Development Twin Cities
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic 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 Equity and Diversity Twin Cities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Office for Student Affairs Twin Cities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health
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 Morris
  • Arts
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
  • Poverty (including hunger)
  • Youth
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 Diversity & Inclusion Duluth
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • GLBT & Identities
  • Immigration
  • International/Globalization
  • Youth
Office of Government and Community Relations Twin Cities
  • Community and Economic Development
Office of Measurement Services Twin Cities
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Office of Sustainability Morris
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Office of the Vice President for Research Systemwide, Twin Cities
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Office of University Economic Development Twin Cities
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
Orientation & First-Year Programs Twin Cities
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Phillips Neighborhood Clinic Twin Cities, Education and Human Development, Medical School, Nursing, Pharmacy
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
Pre-Health Student Resource Center Twin Cities
  • Health
  • Workforce Development
Professional Student Government Duluth, Twin Cities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Public Policy
Program in Health Disparities Research Twin Cities, Medical School
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Public Policy
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
River Life Twin Cities
  • Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center Twin Cities
  • Arts
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
Rural Physician Associate Program Medical School, Twin Cities, Medical School
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
  • Workforce Development
School of Dentistry, Outreach Division Twin Cities, Dentistry
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health
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)
State and Local Policy Program Twin Cities, Graduate School, Public Affairs
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Public Policy
State Health Access Data Assistance Center Twin Cities, Public Health
  • Health
  • Public Policy
The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education Twin Cities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
  • Health
U of M Alumni Association Systemwide
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Workforce Development
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 Foundation Systemwide
  • Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Economic Development
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