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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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16 Centers & Institutes

  • The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts academic research to inform policy supporting high-quality, early education for all young children promoting the physical, cognitive and social development needed for children to succeed in school and later life. NIEER provides independent, research-based analysis and technical assistance to policymakers, journalists, researchers, and educators.

  • The National Transit Institute was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to develop, promote, and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry. The mission of the National Transit Institute is to provide training, education, and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation and quality of life in the United States.

  • The Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CNCR) is at the forefront of a movement that believes disputes can be settled by constructive negotiation and consensus-building and problem-solving approaches instead of by force or adversarial argument. Created in 1986, the Center’s mission comprises education, training, research and direct services in preventing and resolving disputes. It serves all three campuses at Rutgers University and serves as a resource both in and outside New Jersey for those interested in negotiation and the theory and practice of conflict resolution.

  • The Center’s mission is to promote translational research and to foster the application of a wide range of current biological methods for the objective of elucidating the pathogenesis of and developing novel therapies for certain chronic incurable neurological conditions, with a particular emphasis on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

  • At the Neurological Institute of New Jersey (NINJ), patients come first. Our highly trained physicians, mid-level providers, and staff are experienced in the latest cutting-edge technology and minimally invasive techniques, which allow us to provide the most effective and most advanced treatment plans. We are attentive to your needs and allocate the time needed to provide the appropriate care and answer all your questions. Our dedicated team of specialized professionals work to provide a cure whenever possible, ease pain, and get you back to the comforts of your own home.

  • The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is the third oldest agricultural experiment station in the nation and serves as the research and outreach arm of the state dealing with agriculture, renewable natural resources, and youth development. Through its cooperative extension offices in all 21 New Jersey counties, dedicated 4-H agents, extension specialists, family and community health science educators, and agriculture and natural resource agents work to serve New Jersey residents in every area of the state.

    88 Lipman Drive

    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

  • The goal of the New Jersey Center of Autism Excellence is to improve autism research and clinical care throughout the state of New Jersey, revamp autism training initiatives across the state, educate society about autism unmet needs, and to make NJ a national leader in these endeavors.

  • The New Jersey Center for Biomaterials is dedicated to improving patient care and public health through the development and commercialization of future generations of biomaterials. The center has been building a nationally recognized resource in biomaterials and biomaterials science with a major emphasis on discovery and characterization of innovative polymeric biomaterials, explorations of cell materials interactions, and industrial applications.

    145 Bevier Road

    Piscataway, NJ 08854


  • Affiliated with the School of Arts and Sciences, the New Jersey Center for Civic Education enhances the teaching of civics, law, justice, citizenship, history, government, and humanities in New Jersey K-12 schools through professional development programs for New Jersey teachers and legal resource people and through statewide civic and law-related programs for students.

    640 Bartholomew Road, Suite 101-103

    Piscataway, NJ 08854

  • The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing originated in 1995 from the Robert Wood Johnson Colleagues in Caring (CIC) program, which was created from the vision of Geri Dickson, PhD, RN and other nurse leaders. The mission of CIC was to initiate change through collaboration with key stakeholders from all sectors of nursing. The initial goals of the CIC were to develop a nursing demand forecasting model for New Jersey and to establish legislation to create a state nursing workforce center. the Center is housed at Rutgers University, School of Nursing, Newark Campus, and is guided by a 17-member board representing New Jersey nursing and healthcare stakeholders. Members of the Board are appointed by the New Jersey Governor, Senate, and Assembly.