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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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14 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 is part of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center housed at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The National Transit Institute was established to develop, promote, and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry. The institute's mission is to provide training, education, and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation and quality of life in the United States.

  • As part of the New Jersey Medical School, the Neurological Institute of New Jersey is focused on patients. The institute includes highly trained physicians, mid-level providers, and staff experienced in neurological care using the latest cutting-edge technology and minimally invasive techniques, which provide the most effective and advanced treatment plans.

  • 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

    848-445-4888

  • 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

  • Housed within the School of Nursing in Newark, the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing delivers leadership, education, research, and innovation for a strong nursing workforce dedicated to quality care for New Jersey citizens. The center's foundational goals are to develop a nursing demand forecasting model for New Jersey and establish legislation to create a state nursing workforce center.

  • The New Jersey Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospital is one of New Jersey's leading academically-based comprehensive stroke programs. The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery formed the center as a combined clinical, educational, research, and community service enterprise. The center was established to provide early diagnosis and management of acute stroke and to reduce the disability and mortality from stroke.

  • The New Jersey Geological and Water Survey Core Repository in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences is the official repository of the International Ocean Discovery Program, hosting Legs 150X and 174AX onshore cores drilled as part of the NJ Mid-Atlantic Transect, and the New Jersey Geological and Water Survey. The core repository offers educational tours of its facility and display sample cores for educational purposes at the Rutgers Geology Museum.