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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 goal of the Center for Tobacco Studies is to advance health and wellbeing and prevent disease throughout New Jersey, the United States, and the world, by preparing students as public health leaders, scholars, and practitioners; conducting public health research and scholarship; engaging collaboratively with communities and populations; and actively advocating for policies, programs, and services through the lens of equity and social justice.

  • The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) seeks to lead an informed public discussion of transportation policy issues. In the context of New Jersey as a living laboratory, VTC is committed to conducting research and finding innovative approaches to transportation problem solving. Through its research, VTC identifies and explores transportation linkages to other public policy areas, such as economic development, land use, political governance, finance and social policy. Through the National Transit Institute’s (NTI) training and education activities, VTC develops and delivers workforce development programs for the transit industry, government officials and the public at-large.

  • The center 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.