Centers & Institutes

Students at Rio Mesa Center
Students study geology at Rio Mesa Center with Professor Genevieve Atwood.

The University of Utah is home to nearly 100 research centers and institutes. Many of these entities conduct research and work related to sustainability.

Research Centers

American West Center

The American West Center researches the history and culture of the American West.

Energy & Geoscience Institute

The Energy & Geoscience Institute is the world's largest University based industry cost shared upstream research program. It performs research both on hydrocarbons and geothermal applications for government and industry.

Global Change & Sustainability Center

The Global Change & Sustainability Center encourages broad interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach on natural and human-built systems, the dynamic interactions and interconnections that exist in those systems, and the role of humans in the environment.

Institute for Clean & Secure Energy

The Institute for Clean & Secure Energy studies energy, combustion and high-temperature fuel utilization processes in addition to technologies for increased energy efficiencies and capture of CO2.

Integrated Technology & Architecture Center

The Integrated Technology in Architecture Center performs research on technologies that make buildings more construction efficient and energy efficient throughout their life cycle.

Metropolitan Research Center

The Metropolitan Research Center conducts basic and applied research on local, regional, national, and international metropolitan development patterns.

Middle East Center

The Middle East Center offers opportunities for the advancement of understanding of the Middle East.

Rio Mesa Center

The Rio Mesa Center provides opportunities for field-based interdisciplinary research that emphasizes ecology and the environment in the broadest sense.

Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Environmental Health

The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is dedicated to protecting workers and their environment through interdisciplinary education, research and service.

Southwest Center for Environmental Research & Policy

Utah Traffic Lab

The Utah Traffic Lab uses the latest technology to solve problems, validate and evaluate transportation systems and recommend solutions for technological applications.

Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment

The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment conducts multidisciplinary research of natural resources and environmental law and policy.

Centers that provide resources to campus and the community

Students tabling for one of our many centers on campusBennion Community Service Center

The Bennion Center fosters lifelong service and civic participation by engaging the University with the greater community in action, change and learning.

Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute provides programs and activities that expand knowledge and understanding of China.

Global Health Initiative

The Global Health Initiative is creating sustainable health improvements through local partnerships focused on capacity building, exchange of education and advancing the science of global health practice.

LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center seeks to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to promote, educate, and develop programs centering on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Office for Equity & Diversity

The Office for Equity & Diversity is proud to lead the University's efforts to support the success and achievement of faculty, students, and staff who self-identify as African American, Latina/o or Chicana/o, Asian American, Pacific Islander, American Indian, members of the Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning community, and women in underrepresented fields.

Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy

The Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy provides the inspiration and education needed to become advocates for peace, nonviolence, and human rights.

Tanner Humanities Center

The Tanner Humanities Center fosters innovative humanistic inquiry and scholarship.

University Neighborhood Partners

University Neighborhood Partners links seven ethnically and culturally rich Salt Lake City neighborhoods with the University of Utah to create pathways to higher education.

Women's Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women and facilitates choices and changes through programs, counseling, and training grounded in a commitment to advance social justice and equality.

Last Updated: 3/26/14