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.

Interdisciplinary centers reporting directly to the Provost:

Talloires European Center

Offers academic programs for college undergraduates, high school students, alumni and adult learners. Hosts a variety of international conferences, all of which aid in facilitating and promoting international understanding. The European Center is based on the University’s campus in Talloires, France.

Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

Creates an academic environment for the promotion of greater understanding of the rich heritage of the Eastern Mediterranean, and of the significant challenges this region faces at the beginning of the 21st century.

Tufts Institute of the Environment

Focuses on environmental research, technology, policy development, and education to improve environmental quality as it relates to human health.

Institute for Global Leadership

Prepares 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.

For a full list of centers and institutes at Tufts University, review the following topics: