Centers & Institutes

CUNY is home to more than 100 research centers, institutes and consortia, which provide research opportunities for faculty and students, employment, internships, and special events. These centers focus their efforts on a wide range of areas, including aging, applied sciences, corporate integrity, transportation systems, ethnic studies, performing arts, sustainable energy and urban studies, to name a few.

Many institutions reflect CUNY’s support of state-of-the-art education and research, such as the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers. Others exemplify the University’s commitment to service and historic preservation, including the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay College and the Gotham Center for New York City History, founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace.







CUNY Institute for Demographic Research

Established in 2007 as part of a commitment to launch NY’s first demographic research and training program... >>

Gotham Center for New York City History

View Gotham Center's archives and list of upcoming forums and events. >>

Urban Health Collaborative

Created in Spring 2000 in order to strengthen teaching, research and practice in urban health within the City University of New York. >>

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