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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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13 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 New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is a statewide innovative center that promotes medical research, professional training, and clinical support across the community. The center aims to educate society about the neurobiology of autism, and autistic people's unmet needs across their lifespan. The center does this by listening to the perspectives of autistic people, their parents and families, clinicians from interdisciplinary fields, and researchers from various fields including psychology, genetics, engineering, and computer science. The center hopes to build an all-inclusive community, which embraces autistic people as valued members of our society.

  • 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.

  • The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) underscores the commitment of the university to new transformational initiatives across the many disciplines impacting food, nutrition, and health. IFNH draws on the strengths of the entire university as it physically co-locates and strategically aligns the diverse competencies and deep capacity of Rutgers to address society's major unmet health problems. In this complex world, the institute embraces a culture of interdisciplinarity that seeks solutions to our health problems in the social as well as the biological determinants of health.