Tufts University is home to more than 45 interdisciplinary centers and institutes focused on a broad range of topics, from medicine, science and technology to animals and the environment. Led by members of the Tufts faculty, these centers and institutes contribute extensively to research and promote higher learning at the University.
Innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration are the foundations of research at Tufts.
Interdisciplinary centers include:
Tufts Institute of the Environment, whichfocuses on environmental research, technology, policy development, and education to improve environmental quality as it relates to human health.
The Global Development And Environment Institute(GDAE), which was founded in 1993 to combine the research and curricular development activities of two Tufts programs: the Program for Sustainable Change and Development in the School of Arts and Sciences. The combination creates a center of expertise in economics, policy, science and technology.
Institute for Global Leadership, whichprepares new generations of critical thinkers for effective and ethical national and international leadership. The mission of the Institute is accomplished through its intensive engagement of students in classes, global research, internships, workshops, simulations and international symposia — all involving national and international leaders from both the public and private sectors.
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), which accelerates translation of research into clinical use, medical practice and health policy. We connect people to research resources, consultation, and education, and we foster collaboration with scholars of all disciplines and with community members, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the public.
For a full list of centers and institutes at Tufts University view the Tufts University Fact Book.