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Centers and institutes serve as hubs of collaboration in areas as diverse as microbiology and papermaking. As innovative and interdisciplinary forums for trailblazing ideas, they allow scholars from across the university to tackle problems and make lasting contributions to the world’s body of knowledge.


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7 Centers & Institutes

  • The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory is a New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) and a field station for the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, both located at the School of Environmental and Biological Science. This dual role permits the research laboratory to draw upon the strengths of both programs to fulfill its mission in support of fisheries and aquaculture research. The station has a 120-year tradition of disseminating research results and working cooperatively with state and federal agencies and the fisheries and aquaculture communities in New Jersey.

    6959 Miller Avenue

    Port Norris, NJ 08349


  • The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is based at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and serves as a university-based research and policy center. The center is dedicated to raising the effectiveness of the American workplace by strengthening workforce education, placement and training programs, and policies, and has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading research centers for workforce development. The center concentrates on both nurturing concrete innovations in workforce practices, as well as addressing broad-scale economic policy changes that ensure Americans receive the education and training they need to be productive and prosperous in the knowledge economy of the 21st century.

    30 Livingston Avenue

    New Brunswick, NJ 08901


  • The Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center is part of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and has a mission to teach future generations about the Holocaust by training educators and providing educational materials to teachers, students, and scholars. The center's programs are designed to enhance public awareness of the Holocaust and promote discussion of racism, genocide, discrimination, and the importance of protecting human rights.

  • The HIV Prevention Community Planning Support and Development Initiative is a joint initiative of the State of New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV, STD and TB Services, and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The HIV prevention initiative provides training for state grantees in basic skills training and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Effective Behavioral Intervention. The initiative also combines HIV care, treatment, and prevention efforts in order to make the best use of resources, while improving efficiency and effectiveness in planning in the state of New Jersey.

  • Based out of the School of Social Work, the Huamin Research Center has a mission to develop and disseminate knowledge through research and exchange that promotes professional development of nonprofit organizations and strengthens individual, family, and community well-being in China.

  • The Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey aims to operate a world-renowned institute of excellence in human and medical genetics, to collaborate with and enhance research and training programs in the life sciences at Rutgers, and to facilitate scientific relationships with the private sector.

  • Housed within the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, the Hutcheson Memorial Forest Center is a unique site consisting of one of the last uncut forests in the Mid-Atlantic, as well as surrounding old fields and young forest. With more than 200 hectares of land under conservation, the center is devoted to the protection of the old forest and research aimed at advancing ecological understanding.