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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 Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research supports teaching and learning through a variety of areas: pedagogy and faculty development, assessment programs, instructional technologies, classroom technologies, and faculty and staff information technologies.

  • As a central university resource, Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) provides instructional technology and course design support across all online and hybrid education at Rutgers. TLT is comprised of three units that were previously independent: Office of Instructional & Research Technology; Center for Online & Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies; and Rutgers Instructional Technology & eLearning Solutions. TLT oversees four learning management systems across the university: Canvas, Moodle, Sakai, and Coursera.

  • The Thomas A. Edison Papers is a documentary editing project sponsored by Rutgers, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, and the New Jersey Historical Commission. For decades, the 5 million pages of documents that chronicle the extraordinary life and achievements of Thomas Alva Edison remained hidden and inaccessible to members of the general public. Since the massive project began in 1978, a team of editors/scholars has been turning this incomparable trove of Edisonia into a premier educational resource. Fulfilling their original mission, they have made Edison accessible—and comprehensible—to countless numbers of young and lifetime learners.

  • The Center for Tobacco Studies (CTS) is one of the nation’s leading tobacco-focused research centers. It seeks to reduce and ultimately eliminate, tobacco-related morbidity and mortality in New Jersey, the US, and globally. CTS does this via research that informs interventions, regulations and policies; the delivery of evidence-based tobacco treatment; dissemination of research findings to key stakeholders; and training of tobacco treatment providers and the next generation of tobacco control researchers.

  • The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. Located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, VTC brings to bear the full array of resources of a major research university on transportation issues of regional and national significance. VTC includes the National Transit Institute, which was created by Congress in 1992 to design and deliver training and education programs for the U.S. transit industry.

  • As part of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, the Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk (CTSSR) serves as a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. CTSSR develops state-of-the-art responses to the transportation security and risk analysis challenges of the 21st century. The Center’s research projects apply decision tools, GIS mapping and risk modeling to real-world transportation contexts in order to better assess and manage risks and improve resiliency related to security and all-hazards incidents.

  • The Center for Turfgrass Science generates and disseminates knowledge, and provides training and education in the turfgrass sciences by fostering nationally recognized multidisciplinary research; undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education; and service programs that support the turfgrass industry.